Twenty Statements Test (TST)

Twenty Statements Test (TST)


The Twenty Statements Test (TST) is an instrument used to measure self concept.  It was devised in 1954 by Manfred Kuhn & Thomas McPartland, with the aim of finding a standardized way to measure assumptions and self-attitudes. The test takes the form of a survey, with respondents asked to give up to twenty responses to the prompts, "Who am I?" or "I am..."; it is not mandatory that respondents give twenty answers.

The test usually only takes a few minutes. The test is unusual in utilising an open-question methodology, making coding non-straighforward. Kuhn (1960) has stated that responses to the twenty statements test should be grouped into five categories: social groups and classifications; ideological beliefs; interests; ambitions; and self-evaluations.

Attached and linked is documentation about the instrument.

Authors provide instrument validity and/or reliability information.


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