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Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSE) « Personal Traits « Surveys/Scales « Downloads

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Date postedJanuary 31, 2012
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CategoriesPersonal Traits, Adolescents, Mental Health, Surveys/Scales

Description

Background:
This scale contains ten items that can be used to assess global self-esteem (Rosenberg, 1965). A six item version of the scale is also available which has been shown to have good internal consistency with African American Adolescents (McCreary et al., 1996).

.Developers:
Morris Rosenberg

Copyright:
Permission granted to use for educational and research purposes.

References:
Lorenzo-Hernandez, J. & Oullette, S.C. (1998). Ethnic identity, self-esteem, and values in Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, and African Americans. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28, 2007-2024.

McCreary, M.L, Slavin, L.A., & Berry, E.J. (1996). Predicting problem behavior and self-esteem among African American Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Research, 11, 216-234.

Rosenberg, M. (1965). Society and the adolescent self-image. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Simmons, R.G., Rosenberg, F., & Rosenberg, M. (1973). Disturbance in the self-image at adolescence. American Sociological Review, 38, 553-568. This paper includes the six item version referenced by McCreary et al. (1996).

Reliability:
Internal consistency:
Cronbach alpha (English version) = 0.78
Cronbach alpha (Spanish version) = 0.77 (Lorenzo-Hernandez and Ouellette, 1998)

HIV-Related Outcomes:
General
Protective:
Coping
Population:
Adolescent