Rosenfeld‚ Huesmann‚ Eron &Torney-Purta‚ 1982
Adapted by Huesmann & Eron‚ 1986
1. Do you sometimes daydream about helping other kids in trouble?
2. Do you sometimes daydream that you enter a burning building to save somebody in a fire?
3. When you get mad‚ sometimes‚ do you think about the things you would like to do to the person you’re made at—like hitting‚ or breaking his toys‚ or telling on him?
4. Do you sometimes pretend that you are a brave hero who saves somebody or who captures a bad guy?
5. Do you play games where you pretend to fight with somebody?
6. Do you play scary pretend games like ghost or monsters or something like that?
7. Do you sometimes dream about accidents or fires or crashes?
8. Do you sometimes have daydreams or night dreams about running away from somebody who is trying to catch you and punish you—even when you weren’t really bad?
9. Do you ever think about doing nice things for other people?
10. When you are daydreaming‚ do you think about being the winner in a game that you like to play?
11. Do you ever daydream about helping your mother get something she wants?
12. Do you sometimes think about something bad that you did‚ that nobody knows about but you?
13. Do you sometimes daydream about what would happen if you did real bad in school even when this didn’t really happen?
14. Have you ever daydreamed about being an important person who helps poor people?
15. When you are daydreaming‚ do you think about being a great astronaut‚ or scientist‚ or singer‚ or somebody like that who is very famous?
16. Do you sometimes have daydreams about hitting or hurting somebody that you don’t like?
17. Have you ever daydreamed about saving a kid who fell in the lake?
This scale measures the types and frequency of the fantasy behavior in which children engage. Respondents are asked how often they have pretend thoughts or daydreams that just “pop into their heads.”
Measures the types and frequency of the fantasybehavior in which childrenengage. Can be used toconstruct 3 scales:aggressive fantasy‚ active heroicfantasy‚ andprosocial fantasy.
· active heroic fantasy
· prosocial fantasy
This instrument can be found on pages 67-68 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 .
Urban elementary school children‚grades 2-6.
This scale is composed of three subscales. They are all scored using a 3-point scale:
No = 1
A little = 2
A lot = 3
The first subscale‚ Aggressive Fantasies‚ is scored by summing responses to six items (3‚ 5‚ 8‚ 12‚ 13 and 16) and dividing by the total number of items. A maximum score of 3 indicates that the respondent has frequent fantasies about committing aggressive acts. Aminimum score of 1 indicates that the respondent does not have fantasies about committing aggressive acts.
The second subscale‚ Active-Heroic Fantasies‚ is calculated by summing responses to six items (2‚ 4‚ 6‚ 7‚ 10 and 15) and dividing by the total number of items. Amaximum score of 3 indicates that the respondent frequently has fantasies about active or heroic actions. Aminimum score of 1 indicates that the respondent does not have fantasies about active or heroic actions.
The final subscale‚ Prosocial Fantasies‚ is calculated by summing responses to 5 items (1‚ 9‚ 11‚ 14 and 17) and dividing by the total number of items. Amaximum score of 3 indicates that the respondent often has fantasies about prosocial behaviors. A minimum score of 1 indicates that the respondent does not have such fantasies.
Huesmann LR‚ Eron LD. Television and the aggressive child. Hillsdale‚ NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers‚ 1986.