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Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale

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Self-esteem scale

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The Rosenberg self-esteem scale is a ten-item self-report measure of global self-esteem developed by Dr. Morris Rosenberg in 1965.

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The Rosenberg self-esteem scale (RSES) is the most commonly used measure of self-esteem in psychology research (Blascovich and Tomaka 1991; Demo 1985). It was developed by Dr. Morris Rosenberg as a measure of global self-esteem, one’s overall sense of being a worthy and valuable person (Rosenberg 1965). Respondents to the RSES indicate the degree of their agreement with ten statements such as “I feel I am a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others,” “I feel I have a number of good qualities,” and “I feel I do not have much to be proud of” (reverse scored). It was originally developed as a Guttman scale but is typically administered with a 4-point Likert response format (with scale points corresponding to Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, and Strongly Disagree). Item responses are averaged...

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Jordan, C.H. (2020). Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. In: Zeigler-Hill, V., Shackelford, T.K. (eds) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24612-3_1155

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