Self Esteem Inventory

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A self esteem inventory is simply a tool you can use in order to understand how you view and value yourself.

It’s like doing inventory in a store. You want to be completely honest with yourself, and see where there may be a shortage---or a weakness.

Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale

The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale is perhaps the most widely-used self-esteem measure in social science research.

Instructions: Number a piece of paper from 1 to 10. Below is a list of statements dealing with your general feelings about yourself. If you strongly agree, write SA. If you agree with the statement, chose A. If you disagree, write D. If you strongly disagree, chose SD.

1. On the whole, I am satisfied with myself.

2.* At times, I think I am no good at all.

3. I feel that I have a number of good qualities.

4. I am able to do things as well as most other people.

5. * I feel I do not have much to be proud of.

6. * I certainly feel useless at times.

7. I feel that I’m a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others.

8. * I wish I could have more respect for myself.

9. * All in all, I am inclined to feel that I am a failure.

10. I take a positive attitude toward myself.

Scoring: SA=3, A=2, D=1, SD=0. Items with an asterisk are reverse scored, that is, SA=0, A=1, D=2, SD=3. Sum the scores for the 10 items. The higher the score, the higher the self-esteem. Scores below 15 suggest low self-esteem.

Once you have established where your self-esteem is, you can begin to work on it if needed!

Decide today – to work. Work at doing your best, being your best, and accepting the best!

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