Core Self-Evaluations Measure


Rosenberg (1965) Self-Esteem Scale

1.      I feel that I am a person of worth, at least on an equal basis with others.

2.      I feel that I have a number of good qualities.

3.      All in all, I am inclined to feel that I am a failure. (r)

4.      I am able to do things as well as most other people.

5.      I feel that I do not have much to be proud of. (r)

6.      I take a positive attitude toward myself.

7.      On the whole, I am satisfied with myself.

8.      I wish I could have more respect for myself. (r)

9.      I certainly feel useless at times. (r)

10.  At times I think I am no good at all. (r)


Generalized Self-Efficacy (Judge, Locke, Durham, & Kluger, 1998)

1.      I am strong enough to overcome life's struggles.

2.      At root, I am a weak person. (r)

3.      I can handle the situations that life brings.

4.      I usually feel that I am an unsuccessful person. (r)

5.      I often feel that there is nothing that I can do well. (r)

6.      I feel competent to deal effectively with the real world.

7.      I often feel like a failure. (r)

8.      I usually feel I can handle the typical problems that come up in life.


Locus of Control (from Levenson, 1981)

1.      Whether or not I get to be a leader depends mostly on my ability.

2.      When I make plans, I am almost certain to make them work.

3.      When I get what I want, it's usually because I'm lucky. (r)

4.      I have often found that what is going to happen will happen. (r)

5.      I can pretty much determine what will happen in my life.

6.      I am usually able to protect my personal interests.

7.      When I get what I want, it's usually because I worked hard for it.

8.      My life is determined by my own actions.


Neuroticism (Eysenck & Eysenck, 1968)

1. My feelings are easily hurt.

2. I'm a nervous person.

3. I'm a worrier

4. I am often tense or "high strung."

5. I often suffer from "nerves."

6. I am often troubled by feelings of guilt.

7. My mood often goes up and down.

8. Sometimes I feel miserable for no reason.

9. I am an irritable person.

10. I often feel fed up.

11. I often worry too long after an embarrassing experience.

12. I often feel lonely.