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Self-Esteem Stability Scale (SESS)

The Self-Esteem Stability Scale (SESS) is a 3-item measure of fluctuations in the level of self-esteem experienced by individuals over a brief period of time. The items are a uni-dimensional scale to directly assess self-esteem stability.

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Geographies Tested: Germany

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

  1. My attitude towards myself is very stable.
  2. How I estimate my abilities compared with others changes frequently.
  3. My positive and negative feelings toward myself often blend into each other.

Response Options:
A 6-point Likert scale (1 = “Does not apply to me” to 6 = “Does apply to me”)

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Original Citation

Altmann, T., & Roth, M. (2018). The self-esteem stability scale (SESS) for cross-sectional direct assessment of self-esteem stability. Frontiers in psychology, 9, 91.

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