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.

Short Measure

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”)

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Germany

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY 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.

Pyschometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 6.50/10 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

Low

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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