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Background of the Aggression-Problem Behavior Frequency Scale:
The Aggression-Problem Behavior Frequency Scale (A-PBFS) is an 18-item measure of the frequency of aggressive behaviours on three dimensions: physical, non-physical, and relational. Respondents are required to indicate on a 6-point scale (1=never, 6=20 or more times) how frequently they engaged in a range of aggressive behaviours in the last 30 days, for example, ‘shoved or push another kid’ (physical), ‘picked on someone’ (nonphysical), and ‘spread a false rumour about someone’ (relational). The reliabilities of the subscales have generally ranged between .70 and .87 in studies in the United States (e.g., Miller-Johnson et al., 2004). Similarly, a Bulgarian study reported Cronbach’s alphas ranging between .83 and .87 (Biliċ, 2013). However, there have been no reported studies on the structure of the A-PBFS.
Items of the Aggression-Problem Behavior Frequency Scale:
Psychometric properties of the Aggression-Problem Behavior Frequency Scale:
- physical aggression‚ non-physical aggression
References of the Aggression-Problem Behavior Frequency Scale:
Multisite Violence Prevention Project. Description of measures: cohort-wide student survey‚ 2004.Available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‚ National Center for Injury Prevention and Control‚ Atlanta‚ GA.
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Farrell AD‚ Kung EM‚ White KS‚ Valois R. The structure of self-reported aggression‚ drug use‚ anddelinquent behaviors during early adolescence.Journal of Clinical Child Psychology 2000;29:282-292.
Orpinas P‚ Frankowski R. The aggression scale: a self-report measure of aggressive behavior foryoung adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence2001;21(1):51-68.