Self-Management Self-Test (SMST)
Self-management is an active approach to dealing with the challenges of a globalized world. Self-management is based on the theory of self-regulation, self-efficacy and shared learning. This approach can help you to cope with difficulties and improve your ability to manage yourself and others well. Self-management can help you to strengthen your self-regulation capacity and develop individual strategies to prevent mental exhaustion.
The Self-Management Self-Test (SMST) was developed to assess your self-management competence. It consists of five questions, each one of which relates to one of the five dimensions of self-management. Each question is answered on a scale of 0 to 4 points. At the end of the test, all points are added up to give you the final result. This result tells you how you are doing presently and how high your self-management competence is.
The SMST is based on the self-management concept developed by Dr. Peter M. Wehmeier, whose approach is explained in detail in his book:
Wehmeier PM (2016) Erfolg ist, wenn es mir gut geht! Burnout vermeiden durch Selbstmanagement. Second Edition, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen.
The SMST was validated in a clinical study that included patients with depression as well as people without depression. The most important study results were published in a scientific journal:
Wehmeier PM et al. (2019) Development and validation of a brief measure of self-management competence. The Self-Management Self-Test (SMST). Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science. DOI: 10.1177/2168479019849879