The RSES is a 10-item psychometric scale that is designed to measure self-esteem. It uses a scale of 0-30 where a score less than 15 may indicate a problematic low self esteem. The RSES includes 10 items rated from 0 to 3 that are then added together. If more than 2 items have not been answered, then the total score is not calculated.
scoring_rses( data, items = 1:12, keep = TRUE, nvalid = 8, digits = NULL, reverse = c(2, 5, 6, 8, 9) )
A character vector with the RSES item names ordered from 1 to 10,
or a numeric vector indicating the column numbers of the RSES items in
Logical, whether to keep the single items and whether to return variables containing the number of non-missing items on each scale for each respondent. The default is TRUE.
A numeric value indicating the number of non-missing items required for score calculations. The default is 8.
Integer of length one: value to round to. No rounding by default.
items to be scored reversely. These items can be specified either by name or by index. Default: 2, 5, 6, 8, 9
The function returns 2 variables:
nvalid.rses: Number of valid values (MAX=10)
score.rses: RSES Score
Number of items: 10
Item range: 0 to 3
Reverse items: 2, 5, 6, 8, 9
Score range: 0 to 30
Cut-off-values: A score of less than 15 suggests low self-esteem may be an issue.
Minimal clinically important difference: none
Treatment of missing values:
If more than 2 items have not been answered, then the total score is not calculated.
Link to Questionnaire (http://callhelpline.org.uk/Download/Rosenberg%20Self-Esteem%20Scale.pdf)
Rosenberg M (1965). Society and the adolescent self-image. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
von Collani, Herzberg (2003) (https://doi.org/10.1024//0170-17126.96.36.199)