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Self-Esteem Test

Based on research from the University of Oxford

Based on the Robson Self-Concept Scale (SCQ), developed by Philip Robson at the University of Oxford, the Self-Esteem Test measures an individual’s self-concept with regard to both cognitive and affective domains – how we see, value, think, and feel about ourselves. Test scores provide a composite image of the test taker’s self-esteem.

Want to know more about what your self-esteem is like? For each of the following statements, indicate how well it describes you below.

Question 1 of 30

Most people find me reasonably attractive.



The IDRlabs Self-Concept Test is based on the Self-Concept Questionnaire (SCQ) authored by Philip Robson of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. IDRlabs is not affiliated with either the author or the University of Oxford or any other institution.

The test provides feedback such as the following:

Contentment/Worth: Describes the mental state of being satisfied and happy with life. Contentment measures the extent to which we perceive our wants being met and the level of satisfaction we feel in life. Worth pertains to the regard in which we hold ourselves. Worth also measures our internal sensation of being good enough, worthy of love, and equal to our peers as individuals. A high score indicates positive life-satisfaction and positive beliefs in our own worthiness.

Attractiveness/Approval: Denotes how appealing we perceive our physical features to be. Attractiveness measures to what extent we find ourselves physically pleasing to others. Approval by others relates to our perception of being accepted socially as a whole and as an individual. A high score indicates positive self-evaluations and positive beliefs in own social acceptability and likeability.

Agency/Significance: Describes to what extent our reasoning is deterministic, i.e., based on the view that free will is an illusion and that we have no control over our personal destiny. This is related to our subjective sense of significance and pertains to the degree to which we believe our life has worth, value, and importance. A high score indicates positive self-efficacy and positive beliefs in one’s own importance and agency in life – the ability to shape one’s own existence and get the outcomes that one desires.

Confidence/Value: Measures our belief in ourselves and our capabilities and our conviction that we have the ability to face the challenges of life and overcome them, as well as our willingness to act on our own strengths accordingly. High scorers thus have a sense of trust in themselves and feel that they are overall in control of their lives. A high score indicates positive confidence and positive beliefs in one’s own worth, value, and abilities.

Resilience/Tenacity: Describes our psychological capability to mentally cope with or adapt to adversity, challenges, and uncertainty. This factor is the quality that allows us to come back stronger and more determined after we have been faced by a setback. A high score indicates positive resilience and positive beliefs in one’s competence and ability.

The IDRlabs Self-Concept Test is inspired by the Self-Concept Questionnaire (SCQ) authored by Philip Robson of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. The SCQ test was developed as an instrument to help measure the complex construct of self-esteem. While the IDRlabs Self-Concept Test is based on the Self-Concept Questionnaire, it cannot be used to provide a clinical assessment or accurate evaluation of your personality. Mental health assessments should always be done in cooperation with a mental health professional. For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. The Self-Esteem Test is provided to you free of charge and allows you to obtain your scores related to your self-concept in several different domains.

2. Scholarly oriented. Feedback derived from this test is based on the research of professionals in the field of self-esteem, with the intent of delivering a clear picture of the respondents’ characteristics indicating self-concept and self-esteem as measured according to standardized items in a self-report questionnaire format.

3. Acceptable validity and reliability. The Self-Concept Questionnaire provides good reliability as measured using Cronbach’s alpha (α of .89) as well as high clinical validity of .70.

4. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

5. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.