About the Measure

Domains Perceptions of Self
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subscales General self; Home-parents; School-academic; Social self-peers; Lie
Description Measures attitudes toward self in the context of pre-post evaluation, individual diagnosis or classroom screening.
Example Things don't usually bother me
Link http://www.mindgarden.com/85-coopersmith-self-esteem-inventory#horizontalTab3

Implementation details

No. of items 58
Format Dichotomous
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 25
Age 8-15
Cost single purchase $50
Cost per child $2

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .61-.92
Test retest 5 weeks, r= .88; 3 years, r= [.42,.70]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 8-factor solutio
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Convergent validity: r= .63 with Children's Self Concept Scale; r= .47 with Coopersmith Behavioral Academic Assessment Scale
Discriminant validity: r= .17 with Children's Social Desirability Scale; SRA Achievement Series scores, r= .33; Lorge Thorndike Intelligence Test, r= .30
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Coopersmith, S. (1981). Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventories
Manual, Instrument Sample (School and Adult), & Scoring Guide.
USA: Mindgarden Inc.
Johnson, B. W., Redfield, D. L., Miller, R. L., & Simpson, R. E. (1983). The Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory: A construct validation study. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 43(3), 907-913. doi:10.1177/001316448304300332
Roberson, T. G., & Miller, E. (1986). The Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory: A factor analytic study. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 46(1), 269-273. doi:10.1177/0013164486461033