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Q: Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale
Category: Science > Social Sciences
Asked by: ov1dlen-ga
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Posted: 19 Nov 2005 18:25 PST
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Question ID: 595292
Why use the Rosenberg Self-esteem scale? Why is it better than other
measurement tools for self-esteem?
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Subject: Re: Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale
From: jimmyred-ga on 20 Jan 2006 03:25 PST
Rosenberg's scale (1965) is the gold standard in measuring self
esteem. It has face validity, very reliable, short and simple to

It seems too simple on its face, but my experience shows that for most
uses it is the best. Well, as long as:

1. You'd like to measure trait self esteem, not state
2. You are not looking into specific domains of SE, where there are
better fitted tools, though generally less successful in my opinion
3. You accept that Rosenberg's scale is used to validate other tools,
so it is what defines self esteem, so saying that you measure self
esteem means you're measuring Rosenberg and vice versa. That's not
neccessarily bad, but you should be aware of that.


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