Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale (RSES)

The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) is a 10-item scale measuring self-esteem within respondents. Half of the scale items are worded positively, while the other half are worded negatively. Each scale item is reponded to using a 4-point Likert scale, 1 being totally disagree and 4 being totally agree

Content

Topics
Outcome Orientation
Skills
Self-Esteem
Grades
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade
Languages
English

Administration Information

Length
1-2 minutes
Price

Free

Training
None
Qualifications
None
Group/Individual
Individual
Administration
Paper
Professional
Professional

Access and Use

Open Access
Yes
Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Schmitt, David P., and Jüri Allik. “Simultaneous Administration of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale in 53 Nations: Exploring the Universal and Culture-Specific Features of Global Self-Esteem.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 89, no. 4, 2005, pp. 623–642., doi:10.1037/0022-3514.89.4.623.

Martín-Albo, José, et al. “The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale: Translation and Validation in University Students.” The Spanish Journal of Psychology, vol. 10, no. 2, 2007, pp. 458–467., doi:10.1017/s1138741600006727.

Emam, M. M., & Abu-Serei, U. S. (2014). Family Functioning Predictors of Self-Concept and Self-Esteem in Children at Risk for Learning Disabilities in Oman: Exclusion of Parent and Gender Contribution. International Education Studies, 7(10), 89-99. doi:10.5539/ies.v7n10p89

Kriel, C., & Livingston, C. (2019). Foundation Phase Learners’ View of Learning Support and Self-Esteem. South African Journal of Childhood Education, 9(1).

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric Citations

Robins, Richard W., et al. “Measuring Global Self-Esteem: Construct Validation of a Single-Item Measure and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, vol. 27, no. 2, 2001, pp. 151–161., doi:10.1177/0146167201272002.