Child Social Behavior Questionnaire

Warden‚ Christie‚ Cheyne‚ & Fitzpatrick‚ 2000; Warden‚ Cheyne‚ Christie‚ Fitzpatrick‚ & Reid‚ 2003
1. Help another child in your class with their work?
2. Work on a computer?
3. Are hit by another child in your class?
4. Hit or kick another child?
5. Play with another child in your class who has nobody to play with?
6. Are left out of a game?
7. Push or trip another child in your class on purpose?
8. Help another child if they’ve fallen over or hurt themselves?
9. Are picked on by another child in your class?
10. Have a school dinner?
11. Let another child in your class play with your game or toy?
12. Join in with a group of children to hurt another child?
13. Are upset because another child keeps being nasty to you?
14. Are nice to another child in your class who is sad or unhappy?
15. Read a comic or magazine?
16. Share crisps or sweets with another child during playtime or dinnertime?
17. Stop another child in your class from joining in a game?
18. Stick up for another child in your class who is in trouble?
19. Spread nasty stories about another child in your class?
20. Break another child’s things because you want to upset them?
21. Play football?
22. Cheer up another child who is crying or upset?
23. Call another child names or make fun of them because you want to upset them?
24. Threaten to hurt another child in your class if they don’t do something?
Copyright © 2003 University of Stratclyde‚ Glascow‚ Scotland; Reproduced with permission from Dr. Donald Christie.
NOTE: This scale is the self-report version of the Child Social Behavior Questionnaire. There are also peer-nomination and teacher-rating versions of this scale reported in Warden et al. (2003).
This instrument can be found on pages 46-47 of Measuring Bullying Victimization‚ Perpetration‚ and Bystander Experiences:A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at:
Point values are assigned as follows:
Never = 0
Sometimes = 1
Often = 2
Practical prosocial behavior: Items 1‚ 8‚ 11‚ and 16
Relational prosocial behavior: Items 5‚ 14‚ 18‚ and 22
Overt antisocial behavior: Items 4‚ 7‚ 12‚ and 20
Relational antisocial behavior: Items 17‚ 19‚ 23‚ and 24
Victimization: Items 3‚ 6‚ 9‚ and 13

Warden‚ D.‚ Christie‚ D.‚ Cheyne‚ B.‚ Fitzpatrick‚ H.‚ & Reid‚ K. (2000). The Child Social Behaviour Questionnaire. Glascow: University of Strathclyde.

Warden‚ D.‚ Cheyne‚ B.‚ Christie‚ D.‚ Fitzpatrick‚ H.‚ & Reid‚ K. (2003). Assessing children’s perceptions of prosocial and antisocial behaviour. Educational Psychology‚ 23‚ 547–567.

Developer’s Contact Information
Donald Christie‚ PhD
Department of Childhood and Primary Studies
Faculty of Education
University of Strathclyde
Jordanhill Campus
Glasgow G13 1PP‚ UK
Tel: +44 141 950 3360
David Warden‚ PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Strathclyde
40 George St.
Glascow G1 1QE‚ UK
Tel: +44 141 548 2576