Self-Extension Tendency Scale

Self-Extension Tendency Scale

  1. I have a special bond with my favorite possessions.
  2. I consider my favorite possessions to be a part of myself.
  3. I often feel a personal connection between my special possessions and me.
  4. Part of me is defined by the special possessions in my life.
  5. I feel as if I have a close personal connection with the possessions I most prefer.
  6. I can identify with important possessions in my life.
  7. There are links between my special possessions and how I view myself.
  8. My favorite possessions are an important indication of who I am.

Source: Our possessions, our selves: Domains of self-worth and the possession-self link. Rosellina Ferraro, Jennifer Edson Escalas, James R. Bettman, Journal of Consumer Psychology, 21, 2011, 169-177 – appendix

BASED on: -Sprott et al, 2009