Measures attitudes toward violence and its acceptability‚ particularly in relation to fighting.
This tool touches on the following keywords:
WHERE TO FIND OR DOWNLOAD
This instrument can be found on pages 22 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 .
FEES AND REQUIREMENTS
Middle school students‚ grades 6-8.
HOW TO ADMINISTER AND SCORE
Items 2 and 5 are reverse scored. A total score of 30 is possible by summing across all items. Higher scores indicate a positive attitude toward violent strategies and limited use of nonviolent strategies.
Point values are assigned as follows:
Strongly agree = 5
Agree = 4
Neither = 3
Disagree = 2
Strongly disagree = 1
Attitude Toward Violence
- If I walk away from a fight‚ I’d be a coward (“chicken”).
- I don’t need to fight because there are other ways to deal with being mad.
- It’s okay to hit someone who hits you first.
- If a kid teases me‚ I usually cannot get him/her to stop unless I hit him/her.
- If I really want to‚ I can usually talk someone out of trying to fight with me.
- If I refuse to fight‚ my friends will think I’m afraid.
(Item 4 was modified and item 6 added by Bosworth & Espelage‚ 1995.)