Free Self-Esteem Test

Self Esteem Test Online

About the Self-Esteem Test

  • Purpose: This scale assesses feelings of self-esteem by utilizing the Rosenberg Self-Esteem (RSE) Scale, which evaluates both positive and negative self-perceptions.
  • Background: Created by sociologist Morris Rosenberg in 1965, the scale’s development involved data from 5,024 adolescents across 10 randomly chosen schools in New York State. It is now a commonly employed measure of self-esteem in the field of social science research.
  • Time Frame for Responses: Individuals are encouraged to reflect on their experiences and state of mind over the past two weeks when responding to the Self-Esteem questions.

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Please answer the following questions by considering your behavior in the past 2 weeks:

1. I feel that I am a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others:

2. I feel that I have a number of good qualities:

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

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 take a positive attitude toward myself:

7. On the whole, I am satisfied with myself:

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

9. I certainly feel useless at times:

10. At times I think I am no good at all:

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Your Score

This scale evaluates personal self-esteem by assessing both favorable and unfavorable self-perceptions.

  • For questions 1,2,4,6,7: Strongly Agree (3), Agree (2), Disagree (1), Strongly Disagree (0).
  • For questions 3,5,8,9,10 (inverted in significance): Strongly Agree (0), Agree (1), Disagree (2), Strongly Disagree (3).

Interpretation of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale:

  • 0-15 Low Self-Esteem
  • 15-25 Within the Normal Range
  • 25-30 High Self-Esteem

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