Aug 23, 2023 | Updates

Piers-Harris™ 3: A Self-Concept Assessment Enabling Targeted and Personalised Support

Self-concept is the foundation upon which our personalities, behaviours, and emotions are built. It is the lens through which we perceive ourselves and the world around us. Understanding one’s self-concept is crucial for personal growth, development, and overall well-being. Today, we are excited to introduce the Piers-Harris™ 3 Self-Concept Scale, Third Edition – a revolutionary tool designed to provide professionals with a profound insight into the self-concept of individuals aged 6 to 22 using a simple yet powerful yes-or-no response format.

Unraveling the Piers-Harris™ 3 Benefits

The Piers-Harris™ 3 stands out as a comprehensive and user-friendly self-concept assessment tool, offering numerous benefits for professionals seeking to understand and nurture personal growth.

  1. Simplicity in Assessment

The Piers-Harris™ 3 has been intelligently crafted to allow individuals to express their thoughts and feelings quickly and easily through a simple yes-or-no response format. This approach eradicates any ambiguity, ensuring that respondents can focus on genuine self-reflection without feeling overwhelmed by complex questions.

  1. Nationally Representative Norms

In the realm of psychometrics, representative norms are vital for accurate and meaningful assessment. With the Piers-Harris™ 3, you can be confident that the results are based on a nationally representative sample of nearly 1,400 individuals aged 6 to 22 years. This extensive database ensures that the assessment remains relevant and reliable across diverse populations.

  1. Comprehensive Scoring for In-Depth Insight

Unlike traditional self-concept assessments that provide a single overall score, the Piers-Harris™ 3 offers a total score along with six domain scores. This unique feature enables a more detailed interpretation of an individual’s self-concept. By examining specific domains such as physical appearance, intellectual and school status, freedom from anxiety, popularity, happiness, and satisfaction with family and home-life, users gain a comprehensive picture of their self-perception.

  1. Easy and Time-Efficient Administration

In our fast-paced world, time is of the essence. Recognising this, the Piers-Harris™ 3 has been designed to be self-administered, saving valuable time for both individuals and professionals. With a mere 10 to 15 minutes, users can complete the assessment and immediately gain valuable insights into their self-concept.

  1. Suitable for Diverse Age Range

The Piers-Harris™ 3 covers a wide age range, making it a valuable tool for supporting personal development throughout critical stages of life. Qualified professionals can tailor their guidance to suit the unique needs and challenges individuals may face at different ages.

  1. Proven and Trusted

The Piers-Harris™ 3 is not an untested newcomer; it was first published in 1969 and received significant updates before the release of the third edition in 2018. This longstanding presence in the field of self-concept assessment speaks to its proven effectiveness and reliability.


Understanding and nurturing our self-concept is fundamental to living a fulfilling and authentic life. The Piers-Harris™ 3 Self-Concept Scale, Third Edition, with its straightforward yes-or-no response format, nationally representative norms, comprehensive scoring system, and broad age range, provides a valuable tool for professionals to identify specific areas of strength and areas that may benefit from attention and growth, leading to targeted and personalised support.

Note: Please ensure that you have the necessary qualifications (Level C required) before using the Piers-Harris™ 3 assessment.

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