Measurement tools

A few different measurement tools which have been carried out in previous studies.

The Framework for assessment – (Department of Health and Department for Education and Employment Home Office 2000)

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Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965)

Below is a list of statements dealing with your general feelings about yourself. If you strongly agree, circle SA. If you agree with the statement, circle A. If you disagree, circle D. If you strongly disagree, circle SD.

1.

On the whole, I am satis ed with myself.

SA

A

D

SD

2.

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

SA

A

D

SD

3.

I feel that I have a number of good qualities.

SA

A

D

SD

4.

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

SA

A

D

SD

5.

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

SA

A

D

SD

6.

I certainly feel useless at times.*

SA

A

D

SD

7.

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

SA

A

D

SD

8.

I wish I could have more respect for myself.*

SA

A

D

SD

9.

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

SA

A

D

SD

10.

I take a positive attitude toward myself.

SA

A

D

SD

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.

Here is an online version of the test

The scale may be used without explicit permission. The author’s family, however, would like to be kept informed of its use: (The Morris Rosenberg Foundation C/o Department of Sociology University of Maryland 2112 Art/Soc Building College Park, MD 20742-1315)

 

The resilience scale  (Wagnild and Young – 1993)

Please read the following statements. To the right of each you will nd seven numbers, ranging from 1 (Strongly Disagree) on the left to 7 (Strongly Agree) on the right. Circle the number which best indicates your feelings about that statement. For example, if you strongly disagree with a statement, circle 1. If you are neutral, circle 4, and if you strongly agree, circle 7.

Q26 is an optional measure of the validity of the scale and can be included at your discretion.

Disagree

Agree

1.

When I make plans, I follow through with them.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

2.

I usually manage one way or another.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

3.

I am able to depend on myself more than anyone else.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

4.

Keeping interested in things is important to me.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

5.

I can be on my own if I have to.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

6.

I feel proud that I have accomplished things in life.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

7.

I usually take things in my stride.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8.

I am friends with myself.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

9.

I feel that I can handle many things at a time.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

10.

I am determined.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

11.

I seldom wonder what the point of it all is.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

12.

I take things one day at a time.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

13.

I can get through di cult times because I’ve experienced di cult before.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

14.

I have self-discipline.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

15.

I keep interested in things.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

16.

I can usually nd something to laugh about.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

17.

My belief in myself gets me through hard times.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

18.

In an emergency, I’m someone people can generally rely on.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

19.

I can usually look at a situation in a number of ways.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

20.

Sometimes I make myself do things whether I want to or not.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

21.

My life has meaning.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

22.

I do not dwell on things that I can’t do anything about.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

23.

When I’m in a di cult situation, I can usually nd my way out of it.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

24.

I have enough energy to do what I have to do.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

25.

It’s okay if there are people who don’t like me.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

26.

I am resilient.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

More details can be found in the original paper: Wagnild, GM & Young, HM (1993) Development and psychometric evaluation of the Resilience Scale. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 1, 165-178.

 

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