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Experience of Shame Scale (ESS)

Author: Andrews B., Qian M., Valentine J. D., (2002)

Directions: Everybody at times can feel embarrassed, self-conscious or ashamed. These questions are about such feelings if they have occurred at any time in the past year. There are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers. Please indicate the response which applies to you by clicking one of the following responses:

Click the answer that suits your opinion

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Interpretation of results:


Up to 33% - weak level

34-66% - the average level

67-84% - high

85% or more - very high



Eva Soraia Teixeira Rodrigues. The Experience of Shame Scale for Adolescents. Universidadede Coimbra, UC/FPCE. 2013.

Nathanson, Alison Megan, "An Examination of Shame and Traditional Gender Roles on Behavioral Response in Non-Stranger Sexual
Assault with College Females. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2012.



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