Instrument for Reactive and Proactive Aggression (IRPA)

‘I have hurt someone‚ because…’
There are 6 sentences with annoying things that kids can do. In these sentences‚ it states the things that have been done and the reasons of doing them. You can choose whether you have never‚sometimes or regularly done the things in the last four weeks. It is hoped that you will honestly answer the questionnaire since no one will read your answer.
Note: The questions are about ACTUAL bad things. If you claim that you have done a bad things but only as a joke and everyone knows that it was a joke‚ (e.g.: stating the terrible things just for fun)‚ please tick the box ‘NEVER’ indicating that it DOES NOT actually happen.
1. In the last 4 weeks‚ I kicked someone because…
a)    I was angry
b)   I was being bullied
c)    I wanted to be mean
d)    I took pleasure out of it
e)    I wanted to be the boss
f)     I was kicked
2. In the last 4 weeks‚ I pushed someone because…
a)    I was angry
b)   I was being bullied
c)    I wanted to be mean
d)    I took pleasure out of it
e)    I wanted to be the boss
f)     I was pushed
3. In the last 4 weeks‚ I hit someone because…
a)    I was angry
b)   I was being bullied
c)    I wanted to be mean
d)    I took pleasure out of it
e)    I wanted to be the boss
f)     I was hit
4. In the last 4 weeks‚ I called someone names because…
a)    I was angry
b)   I was being bullied
c)    I wanted to be mean
d)    I took pleasure out of it
e)    I wanted to be the boss
f)     I was called names
5. In the last 4 weeks‚ I fought with someone because…
a)    I was angry
b)   I was being bullied
c)    I wanted to be mean
d)    I took pleasure out of it
e)    I wanted to be the boss
f)     They were looking for a fight with me
6. In the last 4 weeks‚ I told lies and gossip about someone because…
a)    I was angry
b)   I was being bullied
c)    I wanted to be mean
d)    I took pleasure out of it
e)    I wanted to be the boss
f)     They told lies about me
 
Never‚ Rarely‚ Sometimes‚ Often‚ Always
 
 

Polman‚ H.‚ Orobio de Castro‚ B.‚ Koops‚ W.‚ van Boxtel‚ H. W.‚ & Merk‚ W. W. (2007). A metaanalysis of the distinction between reactive and proactive aggression in children andadolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology‚ 35‚ 522–535.

Polman‚ H.‚ Orobio de Castro‚ B.‚ Thomaes‚ S.‚ & van Aken‚ M. (2009). New directions in measuring reactive and proactive aggression: Validation of a teacher questionnaire.Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology‚ 37‚ 183–193.

Rieffe‚ C.‚ Broekhof‚ E.‚ Kouwenberg‚ M.‚ Faber‚ J.‚ Tsutsui‚ M.‚ & Güroğlu‚ B. (2016). Disentangling proactive and reactive aggression in children using self-report. European Journal of Developmental Psychology‚ DOI:10.1080/17405629.2015.1109506