Judgmental Self-Doubt Scale (JSDS)
The Judgmental Self-Doubt Scale (JSDS) is a 19-item self-report measure of the extent to which a person believes that he or she is deficient in the ability to make accurate judgments or correct decisions.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
- I have difficulty making decisions.
- I have a tendency to change my mind according to the last opinion I hear.
- After deciding something, I tend to worry about whether my decision was wrong.
- I frequently find myself afraid of not doing the right thing.
- I often have the sense that others know better than I do.
- Often I put off making difficult decisions.
- I often don’t trust myself to make the right decision.
- I often trust the judgment of others more than my own.
- My judgments about situations often turn out to be mistaken.
- I often worry about whether a decision I made will have bad consequences.
- In making a decision, I often tire myself out by switching back and forth from one conclusion to another.
- I am inclined to have trouble knowing where to stand on an issue.
- When making a decision, I often feel confused because I have trouble keeping all relevant factors in mind.
- In almost all situations I am confident of my ability to make the right choices. [reverse scored]
- I often don’t know what to feel or believe.
- I wish I were more confident in my opinions.
- Many times I don’t know what to do next.
- I have a great deal of confidence in my opinions. [reverse scored]
- Frequently, I doubt my ability to make sound judgments.
A six-point Likert scale, ranging from -3 (strongly disagree) to +3 (strongly agree).
Mirels, H. L., Greblo, P., & Dean, J. B. (2002). Judgmental self-doubt: Beliefs about one’s judgmental prowess. Personality and individual differences, 33(5), 741-758.