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Personal Evaluation inventory scale
I just received the pdf questionnaire of the Personal evaluation inventory scale. May I ask if you also have a copy on how to check and interpret the result?
The Personal Evaluation Inventory (PEI) is a 54-item scale designed to
measure self-competence or capability over a variety of situations (Shrauger, 1995). The PEI
examined six specific dimensions of self-confidence including academic performance, athletics,
physical appearance, romantic relationships, social interactions, and speaking with people. In
addition to the six specific-content subscales, the inventory included two additional subscales:
general self-confidence and mood variations. For this study, the following subscales were used:
general (PEI-G), romantic relationships (PEI-R), and social interactions (PEI-S). For college
students, Shrauger (1995) reported Cronbach’s alpha coefficients ranging from .74 through .89
for women and from .53 through .89 for men. The author reported convergent validity with the
Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Shrauger, 1995). However, this measure offers a self-evaluation
that is not as global as the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and instead looks at specific dimensions
most relevant to self-confidence for college students. Participants were asked how much they
agree or disagree that the statement applied to them over the past two months, on a 4-point scale.
A sample item was “I often feel unsure of myself even in situations I have successfully dealt
with in the past.” Response options for all scales were: strongly agree, mainly agree, mainly
disagree, and strongly disagree. Higher scores reflected more self-confidence. The present
sample yielded an acceptable estimate of the scale’s internal consistency for all three subscales:
PEI-G (α =.79), PEI-R (α = .85), and PEI-S (α = .79).
The PEI is a self-report questionnaire to assess perceived confidence. Developed around
common domains of skill related to college student experiences, six specific subscales are
assessed: Academic, Appearance, Athletics, Romantic, Social and Speaking. Further, a subscale
of general confidence and a subscale to assess mood state at time of testing is also included,
resulting in a total of 54 items on a four-point scale from strongly agree (4) to strongly disagree
(1). Higher scores indicate grater perceived confidence within each domain and global sense of
competence, such as “When I take a new course, I am usually sure that I will end up in the top
25% of the class [Academic subscale].” For the purpose of this study, the Combined subscale was
used, formed by 40-items containing the six domains of importance to college students – selfconfidence in academic, athletics, romantic, social, and speaking abilities. Subscale scores rely
upon total sums of relevant items, with higher scores indicating greater self-confidence holistically
across all six domains.
The PEI demonstrated adequate psychometric properties, including adequate to strong
internal consistency coefficients for all subscales (α = 0.71 to 0.90) (Shrauger & Schohn, 1995)
and test-retest reliabilities ranging from 0.73 to 0.90 on all subscales aside from mood, with a
combined content score of 0.87 after a one-month retest (Shrauger & Schohn, 1995). Shrauger and
Schohn (1995) relied upon a series of previously evaluated personality, mood and self-esteem
measures to establish convergent and discriminant validity, including the NEO Personality
Inventory Scales (NEO-PI; Costa & McCrae, 1992) the LOT (Scheier & Carver, 1985) and Beck
Hopelessness Scale (BHS; Beck, Weissman, Lester, & Trexler, 1974). Intercorrelations between
the various content specific scores and PEI subscale scores were consistently strong (r = <0.50)
for most subscales for convergence. Negative correlations were found with Depression (r = -0.52),
Anxiety (r= -0.50), and Hopelessness (r = -0.49) (Shrauger & Schohn, 1995). Similar studies have
found strong divergent validity in construct areas of those listed above in addition to measures of
loneliness, feelings of shame, and procrastination (Stankov et al., 2015). The PEI’s ability to
measure specific facets of confidence and competence in various college skill domains, strong
psychometrics, and ability to provide a general assessment of the confidence construct contributes
to its’ being regarded as a strong cognitive confidence measure (Stankov et al., 2015). Scores
ranged from 43 to 155 for the Combined self-confidence subscale. Cronbach’s alpha for the study
sample was α = .94 for the Combined Subscale.
Here is tool with subscale indication
Its still hard for me to know how to check the result and to compute for the scores
Here is tool with subscale indication
In this document proper guide how to score the scale.
you can read this link or attached document for further guidance