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The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale is a ten item Likert scale measuring general feelings about oneself. It is a widely-used measure of self-esteem in research.

Data File: Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

Source: Rosenberg, Morris. 1965. Society and the adolescent self-image. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.


General Instructions:

For all items "9) Response not codable" should be set to missing data.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


WB033R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) If you participated in our past surveys, you might remember that we asked your opinion on social and family issues which were being discussed in the United States at the time. Wed now like to know how you feel about these and other issues AT THIS POINT IN YOUR LIFE. Please indicate how much YOU AGREE or DISAGREE with each statement. I feel that Im a person of worth, at least on an equal basis with others (WB033R7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1,11859.5
2) Agree71137.9
3) Disagree251.3
4) Strongly disagree231.2
9) Response not codable10.1
TOTAL1878100.0

Item Instructions (WB033R7):

Code item as follows: 1=Strongly Disagree; 2=Disagree; 3=Agree; and 4=Strongly Agree.


WB035R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) All in all, I am inclined to feel that I am a failure (WB035R7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree251.3
2) Agree774.1
3) Disagree60832.4
4) Strongly disagree1,16462.0
9) Response not codable20.1
TOTAL1876100.0

WB034R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) I feel that I have a number of good qualities (WB034R7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree94948.9
2) Agree95349.1
3) Disagree191.0
4) Strongly disagree180.9
9) Response not codable20.1
TOTAL1941100.0

Item Instructions (WB034R7):

Code item as follows: 1=Strongly Disagree; 2=Disagree; 3=Agree; and 4=Strongly Agree.


WB042R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) At times I think I am no good at all (WB042R7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree291.5
2) Agree21411.4
3) Disagree64534.5
4) Strongly disagree98152.4
9) Response not codable20.1
TOTAL1871100.0

WB036R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) I am able to do things as well as most other people (WB036R7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree67335.9
2) Agree1,09158.2
3) Disagree894.7
4) Strongly disagree181.0
9) Response not codable30.2
TOTAL1874100.0

Item Instructions (WB036R7):

Code item as follows: 1=Strongly Disagree; 2=Disagree; 3=Agree; and 4=Strongly Agree.


WB041R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) [How much do you agree or disagree?] I certainly feel useless at times. (WB041R7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree372.0
2) Somewhat agree35919.2
3) Somewhat disagree72238.6
4) Strongly disagree74840.0
9) Response not codable30.2
TOTAL1869100.0

WB037R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) [How much do you agree or disagree?] I feel I do not have much to be proud of (WB037R7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree311.6
2) Somewhat agree924.8
3) Somewhat disagree77340.0
4) Strongly disagree1,03353.5
9) Response not codable20.1
TOTAL1931100.0

WB038R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) [How much do you agree or disagree?] I take a positive attitude toward myself. (WB038R7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree64234.6
2) Somewhat agree1,07157.7
3) Somewhat disagree1216.5
4) Strongly disagree201.1
9) Response not codable20.1
TOTAL1856100.0

Item Instructions (WB038R7):

Code item as follows: 1=Strongly Disagree; 2=Disagree; 3=Agree; and 4=Strongly Agree.


WB039R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) [How much do you agree or disagree?] On the whole, I am satisfied with myself. (WB039R7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree66134.2
2) Somewhat agree1,09456.7
3) Somewhat disagree1467.6
4) Strongly disagree301.6
TOTAL1931100.0

Item Instructions (WB039R7):

Code item as follows: 1=Strongly Disagree; 2=Disagree; 3=Agree; and 4=Strongly Agree.


WB040R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) [How much do you agree or disagree?] I wish I could have more respect for myself. (WB040R7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree914.7
2) Somewhat agree51326.7
3) Somewhat disagree76339.7
4) Strongly disagree55228.7
9) Response not codable50.3
TOTAL1924100.0



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