How often would you make the following statements?
Never Seldom Sometimes Often Always
1. I have a hard time sitting still.
2. I start things but have a hard timefinishing them.
3. I do things without thinking.
4. I need to use a lot of self-control to keepout of trouble.
This instrument can be found on page 236 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
Point values are assigned as follows:
Never = 1
Seldom = 2
Sometimes = 3
Often = 4
Always = 5
Scores are derived by summing across all responses. A range of 4 to 20 points is possible‚ with high scores indicating higher self-reported impulsivity.
Bosworth K‚ Espelage D. Teen Conflict Survey. Bloomington‚ IN: Center for Adolescent Studies‚Indiana University‚ 1995.