Psychological Medicine

Preliminary Communication

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

Philip Robsona1 c1

a1 Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford


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.


c1 Address for correspondence: Dr Philip Robson, University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford 0X3 7JX.