Advocating for Self Esteem—
People who suffer from low self-esteem often feel helpless, powerless or even depressed. They may struggle to find joy and happiness in day-to-day life. Even worse, the may not recognize their unique abilities, talents and skills.
For these reasons and many more, it is vital that we advocate for healthy self-esteem for all members, of all ages, in our society.
Low self-esteem can have devastating consequences, such as:
- Impaired academic and job performance
- Increased vulnerability to drug and alcohol abuse
- Problems with friendships and relationships
Furthermore, a lack of self-esteem can cause a person to become unproductive and their life can also feel unmanageable and out of their control.
Simply complete the self esteem Quiz questions below.
Rate each statement based on how much you agree. Rate your responses as follows:
SD = Strongly Disagree; D = Disagree; A = Agree; SA = Strongly Agree
__ 1. I feel that I’m a person of worth, at least on an equal basis with others
__ 2. I feel that I have a number of good qualities
__ 3. All in all, I am inclined to think I’m 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 towards 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 time
__ 10. At times I think I’m no good at all
Scoring Procedures for the Rosenberg Self Esteem Test
Scores are calculated as follows,
For items 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7:
Strongly agree (SA) = 3
Agree (A) = 2
Disagree (D) = 1
Strongly disagree (SA) = 0
For items 3, 5, 8, 9, and 10 (which are reversed in valence):
Strongly agree (SA) = 0
Agree (A) = 1
Disagree (D) = 2
Strongly disagree SD) = 3
The scale ranges from 0-30.
A score below 15 suggests low self-esteem and above indicates that self-esteem is healthy and in tact.
Self Esteem Questionnaire
Are you wondering how much self-esteem your or your child has? Then take a moment to complete this self-esteem test. Simply think of your child as you read and answer each questions.
Here’s to improved self-esteem…
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