Conflict Resolution—Individual Protective Factors Index

Conflict resolution is an important skill that everyone should learn in order to effectively manage disagreements and disputes. The Individual Protective Factors Index (IPFI) scale is an instrument that can help individuals better understand and manage conflict. The IPFI scale was developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota to measure individual protective factors that are associated with successful conflict resolution. The scale consists of 20 items, each of which is rated on a five-point scale fromnot at all tovery much. The items measure a variety of protective factors, including self-awareness, self-efficacy, problem-solving skills, communication skills, and empathy. The IPFI scale has been found to be a reliable and valid measure of individual protective factors related to conflict resolution. Studies have shown that individuals who score higher on the scale are more likely to be successful in resolving conflicts. The scale has also been found to be useful in predicting which individuals are at risk for engaging in aggressive behavior during conflicts. The IPFI scale is a useful tool for individuals who are looking to improve their conflict resolution skills. The scale can help individuals identify their strengths and weaknesses in terms of conflict resolution and can provide guidance on how to improve their skills. Additionally, the scale can be used to assess the risk of aggressive behavior in certain situations. Overall, the IPFI scale is a valuable tool for individuals who want to better understand and manage conflicts. The scale can help individuals identify their strengths and weaknesses in terms of conflict resolution, as well as provide guidance on how to improve their skills. Additionally, the scale can be used to assess the risk of aggressive behavior in certain situations.
1. Sometimes you have to physically fight to get what you want.
2. I get mad easily.
3. I do whatever I feel like doing.
4. When I am mad‚ I yell at people.
5. Sometimes I break things on purpose.
6. If I feel like it‚ I hit people.
1. I like to help around the house.
2. Being part of a team is fun.
3. Helping others makes me feel good.
4. I always like to do my part.
5. It is important to do your part in helping at home.
6. Helping others is very satisfying.
 
This instrument can be found on pages 196-197 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 .
 
 
The items listed under Self-Control are scored as follows:
YES! = 1
yes = 2
no = 3
NO! = 4
The Cooperation items are reverse coded. To score‚ point values for all 12 items are added. Blank items are excluded‚ with the score adjusted for the number of items completed when two or few items are blank.
The maximum obtainable score of 48 indicates a high level of conflict resolution skills. Aminimum score of 12 indicates a low level.
 

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