Beliefs Supporting Aggression

DESCRIPTION
Measures agreement with normative beliefs about aggression. Designed to beadministered in group settings with individual audiocassette players. Respondents see only response choices inwritten form on answer sheets.
KEYWORDS
This tool touches on the following keywords:
·         Aggressive
·         Personal Attitudes and Beliefs
·         Peer Relationships
WHERE TO FIND OR DOWNLOAD
This instrument can be found on pages 20 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
None noted.
AGE RANGE
Males aged 12-16.
HOW TO ADMINISTER AND SCORE
Point values are summed for each respondent and divided by the number of items. The intended range of scores is 1-4‚ with a higher score indicating more beliefs that support aggressive behavior.
Scoring and Analysis
Point values are assigned as follows:
Strongly agree = 4
Agree = 3
Disagree = 2
Strongly disagree = 1
Point values are summed for each respondent and divided by the number of items. The intended range of scores is 1-4‚ with a higher score indicating more beliefs that support aggressive behavior.
 
SOURCE

Bandura A. Aggression: a social learning analysis. Englewood Cliffs‚ NJ: Prentice-Hall‚ 1973.

Beliefs Supporting Aggression
1. It makes you feel big and tough when you push someone around.
2. If you back down from a fight‚ everyone will think you are a coward.
3. Sometimes you have only two choices—get punched or punch the other kid first.
4. It’s OK to hit someone if you just go crazy with anger.
5. A guy who doesn’t fight back when other kids push him around will lose respect.
6. A guy shows he really loves his girlfriend if he gets in fights with other guys about her.