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  1. Christopher M. Lootens,
  2. Rosemery O. Nelson-Gray

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0841

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Lootens, C. M. and Nelson-Gray, R. O. 2010. Self-Rating. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Self-report measures, which include rating scales, are assessment tools in which individuals are asked to describe their own thoughts, behaviors, and experiences. For these measures, items can be constructed to gather information about a current behavior or experience, as in self-monitoring, or they can be completed retrospectively, as in reports about past experiences. Numerous psychologically oriented self-report measures exist, and they are most commonly designed to gather information about behaviors, psychiatric symptoms, personality traits, values, beliefs, and life experiences.


  • rating scales;
  • self-awareness;
  • self-perception;
  • self-rating