The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale

1650 Words7 Pages
Self-esteem is defined as an individual’s overall positive or negative self-evaluation. There are many potential sources for self-esteem such as self appraisal, self perception and social comparisons. The most common method used to measure self-esteem is the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale which was developed by Morris Rosenberg in 1965. This scale is a type of survey in which, participants will answer questions using four possible options ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree (Crawford and Novak 213). To add, self-esteem is something that is always changing and evolving with the individual and as such it is influenced by many different factors. In relations to self-esteem, researchers have found that there is a prominent difference…show more content…
Many researchers use this method to measure self-esteem due to the development of the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale. This was shown when researcher Krystal Perkins did a report of the difference of self-esteem between first and second generation immigrants (215-216). For this the author developed a questionnaire that uses a scale similar to Rosenberg except that it is a 7-point scale instead of a 4-point scale. Both the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and the questionnaire developed by Krystal Perkins will be used to as a reference for this survey. Considering the Rosenberg scale was developed in 1965, there will be modifications made for this assessment. The first modification that will be made is by changing the scale from a 4-point to a 6-point by adding a slightly agree and slightly disagree category. This will allow the participants the chance to have more range in their answers and thus giving a more accurate display of their feelings. The other adjustment that will be made is the addition of 2 more questions to the 10 question Rosenberg Scale. (Rosenberg Self-Esteem…show more content…
This sample size is chosen in reference to another study done by Cheryl Ann Ellis in which a sample size of around 117 participants were chosen (39). In addition, this survey will take place in Toronto because it is considered one of the most diverse cities in Canada with a high percentage of immigrants (Mapping Canada’s Mosaic of Immigrant Communities). With this being said only women between the ages of 15-30 will be surveyed due to the maturity principle. This principle states that as an individual gets older their self-esteem also increases due to them being more adapted to social roles and their place in society (Self-Esteem Development Over Time). To get assess to the target sample, there will be promotional advertisements placed in which all the participants will be rewarded a small amount of money for their

More about The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale

Open Document