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The Fenigstein, Scheier, and Buss Self-Consciousness Scale consists of 23 items measuring private self-consciousness, public self-consciousness, and social anxiety.

Data File: Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Source: Fenigstein, Allan, Michael F. Scheier, and Arnold H. Buss. 1975. "Public and Private Self-Consciousness: Assessment and Theory." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 43(4):522-527.


General Instructions:

Sum all items once reverse-coded as necessary (see notes under individual questions).

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


FIGOUT from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: Im always trying to figure myself out. (FIGOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree11.0
2) Disagree1111.5
3) Undecided1313.5
4) Agree4951.0
5) Strongly Agree2222.9
TOTAL96100.0

STYLE from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: Im concerned about my style of doing things. (STYLE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree11.0
2) Disagree1414.6
3) Undecided1414.6
4) Agree5557.3
5) Strongly Agree1212.5
TOTAL96100.0

AWARE from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: Generally, Im not very aware of myself. (AWARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree1818.8
2) Disagree5658.3
3) Undecided1212.5
4) Agree99.4
5) Strongly Agree11.0
TOTAL96100.0

Item Instructions (AWARE):

Reverse code item: 1 = Strongly Agree; 2 = Agree; 3 = Undecided; 4 = Disagree and 5 = Strongly Disagree.


SHYNESS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: It takes me time to overcome my shyness in new situations. (SHYNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree44.2
2) Disagree3233.3
3) Undecided99.4
4) Agree4142.7
5) Strongly Agree1010.4
TOTAL96100.0

REFLECT from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: I reflect about myself a lot. (REFLECT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree11.0
2) Disagree1717.7
3) Undecided1515.6
4) Agree4951.0
5) Strongly Agree1414.6
TOTAL96100.0

PRESENT from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: Im concerned about the way I present myself. (PRESENT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree
2) Disagree88.3
3) Undecided88.3
4) Agree5860.4
5) Strongly Agree2222.9
TOTAL96100.0

FANTASY from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: Im often the subject of my own fantasies. (FANTASY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree22.1
2) Disagree2526.0
3) Undecided1616.7
4) Agree4344.8
5) Strongly Agree1010.4
TOTAL96100.0

TROUBLE from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: I have trouble working when someone is watching me. (TROUBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree33.1
2) Disagree2425.0
3) Undecided1212.5
4) Agree4344.8
5) Strongly Agree1414.6
TOTAL96100.0

SCRUTINI from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: I never scrutinize myself. (SCRUTINI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree2020.8
2) Disagree5456.3
3) Undecided1616.7
4) Agree66.3
5) Strongly Agree
TOTAL96100.0

Item Instructions (SCRUTINI):

Reverse code item: 1 = Strongly Agree; 2 = Agree; 3 = Undecided; 4 = Disagree and 5 = Strongly Disagree.


EMBARASS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: I get embarrassed easily. (EMBARASS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree77.3
2) Disagree3031.3
3) Undecided1111.5
4) Agree3839.6
5) Strongly Agree1010.4
TOTAL96100.0

SELFCON from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement:Im self-conscious about the way I look. (SELFCON)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree11.0
2) Disagree1212.5
3) Undecided88.3
4) Agree5961.5
5) Strongly Agree1616.7
TOTAL96100.0

HARDTALK from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: I dont find it hard to talk to strangers. (HARDTALK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree55.2
2) Disagree2728.1
3) Undecided1010.4
4) Agree4647.9
5) Strongly Agree88.3
TOTAL96100.0

Item Instructions (HARDTALK):

Reverse code item: 1 = Strongly Agree; 2 = Agree; 3 = Undecided; 4 = Disagree and 5 = Strongly Disagree.


ATTENT from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: Im generally attentive to my inner feelings. (ATTENT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree
2) Disagree55.2
3) Undecided1616.7
4) Agree6971.9
5) Strongly Agree66.3
TOTAL96100.0

IMPRESS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: I usually worry about making a good impression. (IMPRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree
2) Disagree1111.5
3) Undecided99.4
4) Agree6365.6
5) Strongly Agree1313.5
TOTAL96100.0

MOTIVES from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: Im constantly examining my motives. (MOTIVES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree
2) Disagree2526.0
3) Undecided2020.8
4) Agree4142.7
5) Strongly Agree1010.4
TOTAL96100.0

ANXIOUS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: I feel anxious when I speak in front of a group. (ANXIOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree11.0
2) Disagree2324.0
3) Undecided77.3
4) Agree4647.9
5) Strongly Agree1919.8
TOTAL96100.0

MIRROR from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: One of the last things I do before I leave my house is look in the mirror. (MIRROR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree44.2
2) Disagree3536.5
3) Undecided66.3
4) Agree3940.6
5) Strongly Agree1212.5
TOTAL96100.0

WATCH from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: I sometimes have the feeling that Im off somewhere watching myself. (WATCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree1010.4
2) Disagree4546.9
3) Undecided1717.7
4) Agree1818.8
5) Strongly Agree66.3
TOTAL96100.0

OTHTHINK from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: Im concerned about what other people think of me. (OTHTHINK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree
2) Disagree1313.5
3) Undecided88.3
4) Agree6062.5
5) Strongly Agree1515.6
TOTAL96100.0

MOOD from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: Im alert to changes in my mood. (MOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree11.0
2) Disagree66.3
3) Undecided1212.5
4) Agree5961.5
5) Strongly Agree1818.8
TOTAL96100.0

APPEAR from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: Im usually aware of my appearance. (APPEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree
2) Disagree66.3
3) Undecided1515.6
4) Agree6466.7
5) Strongly Agree1111.5
TOTAL96100.0

MINDWORK from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: Im aware of the way my mind works when I work through a problem. (MINDWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree11.0
2) Disagree1717.7
3) Undecided2222.9
4) Agree4951.0
5) Strongly Agree77.3
TOTAL96100.0

NERVOUS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: Large groups make me nervous. (NERVOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree99.4
2) Disagree4850.0
3) Undecided1414.6
4) Agree2020.8
5) Strongly Agree55.2
TOTAL96100.0



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