ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core
Self-acceptance is measured using 3 questions from a modified version of Ryff’s Scales of Psychological Well-Being. The scale includes 3 items for each of 6 aspects of well-being: self-acceptance, autonomy, environmental mastery, purpose in life, positive relations with others, and personal growth.
Participants are asked to rate how each item applies to themselves using a 7-point Likert rating scale (see below). Items that are positively worded are flipped so that higher ratings on all individual items indicate greater self-acceptance. The score is the mean of the 3 item ratings, with a higher score relating to greater self-acceptance.
Participants are presented the following items:
|Item no.||Item||Flipped (f)|
|1||I like most parts of my personality.||(f)|
|2||When I look at the story of my life, I am pleased with how things have turned out so far.||(f)|
|3||In many ways, I feel disappointed about my achievements in life.|
Response choices for each item:
|Neither agree nor disagree||4||4|