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Development of a new self-report questionnaire to measure self esteem

  • Philip Robson (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 July 2009

In constructing a new self-report questionnaire for measuring self esteem, the aim has been to satisfy psychometric requirements without sacrificing the intuitive meaning of the concept. Self esteem is seen as a composite, and examination of its components may have more analytic or predictive value than ‘ global’ scores. Preliminary reliability and validity data are encouraging.

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1Address for correspondence: Dr Philip Robson, University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford 0X3 7JX.
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