Nonphysical Aggression

1. You argue a lot.
2. You brag.
3. You try to get a lot of attention.
4. You disobey your parents.
5. You disobey at school.
6. You don’t get along with other kids.
7. You are jealous of others.
8. You scream a lot.
9. You show off or clown.
10. You are stubborn.
11. You swear or use dirty language.
12. You tease others a lot.
13. You have a hot temper.
14. You threaten to hurt people.
15. You are louder than other kids.
16. You sulk or pout a lot.
 
These items measure non-physical aggressive behavior. Youth are asked about the extent to which they engage in 16 non-physical aggressive behaviors such as arguing‚ bragging‚ seeking attention‚ disobeying parents or teachers‚ not getting along with others‚ swearing‚ and sulking.
 
This tool touches on the following keywords:
·         Personal Attitudes and Beliefs
·         Peer Relationships
 
This instrument can be found on pages 184-185 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 .
 
Has been used in previous research with elementary‚ middle‚ and high school students.
 
Not true=0
 Sometimes true =1
Very true=2
For the purposes of this construct‚ all positive responses are equivalent. Responses of 2 “very true” are recoded to 1 “sometimes true.” All scores are summed to derive a total. Higher scores indicate more aggressive behavior.
 

Loeber‚ R.‚ Farrington‚ D.P.‚ Stouthamer-Loeber‚ M.‚ & Van Kammen‚ W.B. (1998). Antisocial behavior and mental health problems: explanatory factors in childhood and adolescence. Mahwah‚ NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.