Fighting—High Risk Behavioral Assessment

1
A. Why do you think people fight?
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B. Have you seen others get into a “yelling” fight where they only used their words and didn’t hit?
■ Yes ■ No
C. How often? Rarely (1-3/year) ‚ Occasionally (1-2/month)‚ Regularly (daily or 1-2/week)
2
A. Have your friends gotten into “yelling” fights?
■ Yes ■ No
B. How often? Rarely(1-3/year)‚ Occasionally(1-2/month)‚ Regularly (daily or 1-2/week)
3
3. A. Have you gotten into “yelling” fights?
■ Yes ■ No
B. How often? Rarely(1-3/year)‚ Occasionally(1-2/month)‚ Regularly (daily or 1-2/week)
C. Why do you get into these yelling fights?
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4
A. Have you seen others get into fights where they had to punch or kick to defend themselves?
■ Yes ■ No
B. How often? Rarely(1-3/year)‚ Occasionally(1-2/month)‚ Regularly (daily or 1-2/week)
5
5. A. Have you seen your friends get into fights where they had to punch or kick to defend themselves?
■ Yes ■ No
B. How often? Rarely(1-3/year)‚ Occasionally(1-2/month)‚ Regularly (daily or 1-2/week)
6
A. Have you gotten into fights where you had to punch or kick to defend yourself?
■ Yes ■ No
B. How often? Rarely(1-3/year)‚ Occasionally(1-2/month)‚ Regularly (daily or 1-2/week)
7
A. Have you seen others get into fights where they had to use a knife or gun to defend themselves?
■ Yes ■ No
B. How often? Rarely(1-3/year)‚ Occasionally(1-2/month)‚ Regularly (daily or 1-2/week)
8
A. Have you seen your friends get into fights where they had to use a knife or gun to defend themselves?
■ Yes ■ No
B. How often? Rarely(1-3/year)‚ Occasionally(1-2/month)‚ Regularly (daily or 1-2/week)
9
A. Have you gotten into fights where you had to use a knife or gun to defend yourself?
■ Yes ■ No
B. How often? Rarely(1-3/year)‚ Occasionally(1-2/month)‚ Regularly (daily or 1-2/week)
10
A. Have you ever been in a situation where you were scared and couldn’t defend yourself?
■ Yes ■ No
B. How often? Rarely(1-3/year)‚ Occasionally(1-2/month)‚ Regularly (daily or 1-2/week)
 
 
This assessment measures the frequency of peer fighting‚ punching‚ kicking‚ knife‚ and gun use. Questions are asked during a one-on-one interview..
 
This instrument can be found on pages 193-194 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 .
 
Students aged 8-18.
 
The number of “A” items to which the respondent answered “yes” are summed. Then for those respondents who scored at least 1‚ the frequency is calculated by averaging the answers for the “B” items (How often?).
Point values are assigned as follows:
Rarely = 1
Occasionally = 2
Regularly = 3
A high score indicates a high level of exposure to aggressive family behavior.
 

Dolan S. Doctoral Dissertation. Chicago‚ IL: University of Chicago‚ Department of Psychology‚1989.