Beliefs about Hitting

DESCRIPTION
These items measure the perception of adult role models about fighting. Students are asked to circle the response that reflects their thinking. Measures the perceptions of adult role models about fighting.
KEYWORDS
This tool touches on the following keywords:
·         Aggressive
·         Personal Attitudes and Beliefs
·         Peer Relationships
WHERE TO FIND OR DOWNLOAD
This instrument can be found on pages 21 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/YV_Compendium.pdf .
FEES AND REQUIREMENTS
None noted.
AGE RANGE
Middle school students‚ grades 6-8.
HOW TO ADMINISTER AND SCORE
Item 1 is reverse scored. Responses are summed across all items‚ with a possible range of 4 to 16. Higher scores indicate the presence of more non-violent adult role models.
Point values are assigned as follows:
All = 4
Most = 3
Few = 2
None = 1
 
SOURCE
Orpinas P. Skills training and social influences for violence prevention in middle schools. A curriculum evaluation. Doctoral Dissertation. Houston‚ TX: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston‚ School of Public Health‚ 1993.
 
Beliefs about Hitting
Thinking about the adults you spend the most time with‚ how many of them would tell you the following?
All Most Few None
1. “If another students hits you‚ hit them back (it is OK to fight).”
2. “If another student wants you to fight‚ you should try to talk your way out of the fight.”
3. “If another student asks you to fight‚ you should tell a teacher or someone older.”
4. “Fighting is not good. There are other ways to solve problems.”