What is it?
Multiple measures are needed to examine self-esteem across multiple ages of childhood, adolescence, and/or adulthood. It can be a burden to have to request 2 or more different measures. In addition, statistical analyses would need to use complicated models that are not widely accepted to merge the data. Therefore, a new solution is needed. To address this need, we created a global self-esteem scale designed to be administered to individuals ages 5-89. The items are:
Who has it been administered to?
Currently the scale has been given to 2,714 participants between the ages of 5 and 93. The scale has shown good psychometric properties across each age group. That is, each age group has sufficient:
Correspondence with informant ratings
We are creating a large database of LSE responses, and we would very much appreciate receiving updates on any data you have been collecting. The scale is available for your use in several different formats:
Microsoft Word to copy and paste to your survey
Pdf that can be printed directly
Pdf that has 2 scales and can be cut to save paper
The scale has worked in individual online, in-person interview, and group settings (i.e., student classrooms). The scale has shown good psychometric properties across each age group.
Please email Michelle Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kali Trzesniewski at email@example.com if you have any questions about the scale. Thank you for your interest!