Monday, November 23, 2020

Lifespan Self-Esteem Scale

 


The Lifespan Self-Esteem Scale is a 4-item measure of self-esteem. The items are rated on a 5-point scale.

Self-esteem is a dimension of self-concept. Self-esteem is the value people place on themselves. We learn our value in various social contexts. Self-esteem is also related to the dimension of self-concept called self-efficacy.

Format

The items are presented with pictures of faces representing five different responses. (1 = really sad, 2 = sad, 3 = neutral, 4 = happy, 5 = really happy). The response options are also illustrated with faces depicting the appropriate feeling (really sad = crying face, sad = slight frown, neutral = flat mouth, happy = slight smile, really happy = open-mouthed smile).

Sample item

1. How do you feel about yourself?

Resources

See the SELF Lab at UC-Davis for a copy (Word and PDF) of the scale and research identifying its psychometric properties: https://selflab.ucdavis.edu/lifespan-self-esteem-scale-lse-0

There is also a manual for use in administering the scale to young children and people with limited literacy.

Contacts: “Please email Michelle Harris at micharris@ucdavis.edu or Kali Trzesniewski at ktrz@ucdavis.edu if you have any questions about the scale. Thank you for your interest!”

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Academic Self-Efficacy Scale

Academic Self-Efficacy Scale – For Students

New General Self-Efficacy Scale

Personal Self-Concept Questionnaire

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References

Harris, Michelle A., Donnellan, M. Brent, & Trzesniewski, Kali H. (2018). The Lifespan Self-Esteem Scale: Initial validation of a new measure of global self-esteem. Journal of Personality Assessment, 100(1), 84-95. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2016.1278380

Harris, M. A., Donnellan, M. B., & Trzesniewski, K. H. (2018). Lifespan Self-Esteem Scale [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t65962-000


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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Personal Self-Concept Questionnaire (PSQ)

 

The Personal Self-Concept Questionnaire (PSQ) measures self-concept based on responses to 18 items, which are grouped into four categories: Self-fulfilment, Autonomy, Honesty, and Emotional self-concept.


Reliability and Validity

In the first study, alpha = .85 and in study two, .83.

Data analysis supported a four-dimensional model (see the categories above). Positive correlations with other self-concept measures were significant.

Other notes

The authors estimated it took about 10 minutes to complete the PSQ.

Their first study included people ages 12 to 36 (n = 506). In the second study, ages were 15 to 65 (= 1135).

Availability

The PSQ items can be found in the Goñi et al. (2011) article (see the reference below). The 18-items can be found in Table 1 on page 512. Notice the 4-items eliminated from the 22 item measure used in the first study.


Reference

Goñi, E., Madariaga, J. M., Axpe, I., & Goñi, A. (2011). Structure of the Personal Self-Concept (PSC) Questionnaire. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 11, 509-522.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Academic Self-Efficacy Scale for Students

 

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The ASESS is designed to measure students’ opinions about their ability to perform well on academic tasks. High scoring students earn better grades and are more persistent compared to low scoring students. Those with high scores also use more effective cognitive strategies, organize their time more efficiently, and are better at self-regulation.

Format

The 11-items are rated on a 1 to 5 basis from “No Confidence at all” to “Complete Confidence.”

Instructions

The instructions on the scale ask the students: “How much confidence do you have that you can successfully...”

Sample Items

1. Finish homework assignments by deadlines?

8. Remember information presented in class and textbooks?

Availability

When I wrote this post, the scale could be found at this link:  http://academics.ivc.edu/success/Documents/Self%20Regulation%20Assesment.pdf

The scale is reported as an adaptation from Zimmerman et al. (1992) and Chemers et al. (2001).

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References

Chemers, M., Hu, L., & Garcia, B. (2001). Academic self-efficacy and first-year college student performance and adjustment. Journal of Educational Psychology, 93(1), 55-64.

Zimmerman, B.J., Bandura, A., & Martinez-Pons, M. (1992). Self-motivation for academic attainment: The role of self-efficacy beliefs and personal goal-setting. American Educational Research Journal, 29, 663-676.

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Lifespan Self-Esteem Scale

  The Lifespan Self-Esteem Scale is a 4-item measure of self-esteem. The items are rated on a 5-point scale. Self-esteem is a dimension o...