Collective Self-Esteem



Collective self‐esteem—13 items

  • I am a worthy member of the social group I belong to
  • I often regret that I belong to some of the social groups I do (R)
  • Overall, my social groups are considered good by others
  • Overall, my group memberships have very little to do with how I feel about myself (R)
  • I feel I don’t have much to offer to the social groups I belong to (R)
  • In general, I am glad to be a member of the social groups I belong to
  • Most people consider my social groups, on the average, to be more ineffective than other social groups
  • The social groups I belong to are an important reflection of who I am
  • I am a cooperative participant in the social groups I belong to
  • Overall, I often feel that the social groups of which I am a member are not worthwhile (R)
  • I often feel I am a useless member of my social groups (R)
  • I feel good about the social groups I belong to
  • In general, belonging to social groups is an important part of my self‐image

Luhtanen, R., & Crocker, J. (1992). A collective self‐esteem scale: Self‐evaluation of one’s social identity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 18( 3), 302– 318.