The Rosenberg self-assessment scale (RSES) was developed by sociologist Dr. Morris Rosenberg. It is a measure of self-assessment, that applies sociological research. A scale from 0 to 40 is used, where a rate of less than 15 may indicate a potentially low self-esteem.
The Rosenberg self-assessment scale is the most used measure of global self-assessment. It has been widely used by all the ages, from adolescents to the elderly.
You can assess the Rosenberg's self-esteem level of using our free online version of the scale.
The validity of Rosenberg`s self-esteem scale
If you are concerned your self-esteem may reflect poor mental health, please, visit a doctor. Keep in mind, this scale is the most widely used measure of self-assessment for research purposes, but it is NOT a diagnostic aid for any psychological problems.
Since the self-esteem concept is something most people should be familiar with, this test probably will not tell you anything you do not know yet. You should have a fairly good idea of your results, just asking yourself the question: “Do I have low self-esteem?” However, the scale can give you a better idea of your condition if comparing with other people. Your results will also highlight the connection between your self-esteem and how you live your life.
The scale consists of ten statements you may apply to yourself and should assess how much you agree with each of them. Questions need to be answered quickly, with the answer that first comes to mind. It will not take more than 2 minutes.
This test should be taken only for educational purposes. It is not a substitute for any professional or medical service in any way. Your answers will be both stored and used for research and may be provided in such a way so as to preserve your anonymity.
I feel that I am a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others.
I feel that I have a number of good qualities.
All in all, I am inclined to feel that I am a failure.
I am able to do things as well as most other people.