Antisocial Attitudes scale

The Antisocial Attitudes Scale (AAS) is a psychological assessment tool designed to measure attitudes towards antisocial behavior. It is a self-report questionnaire that consists of 16 items that measure a person’s attitudes towards antisocial behavior. Each item is rated on a 5-point Likert scale, ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). The AAS is used to assess the degree to which a person is likely to engage in antisocial behavior, such as aggression, delinquency, and criminal activity. It is also used to measure attitudes towards social norms, such as respect for authority, obedience to laws, and respect for the rights of others. The AAS is used in research settings to study the relationship between attitudes and behavior, as well as in clinical settings to identify individuals who may be at risk for engaging in antisocial behavior.

Favorable Attitudes Toward Antisocial Behavior Scale:
1.      How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to take a handgun to school?
2.      How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to steal anything worth more than $5?
3.      How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to pick a fight with someone?
4.      How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to attack someone with the idea of seriously hurting them?
5.      How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to stay away from school all day when their parents think they are at school?
 
 
This tool touches on the following keywords:
·         Violence and Bullying
·         Personal Attitudes and Beliefs
This instrument is a subscale of the Student Survey of Risk and Protective Factors and can be found in CSAP’s Core Measures document on pages 61-63.
 
Point values are assigned as follows:
Very wrong‚ Wrong‚ A little bit wrong‚ Not wrong at all
 
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