Impulsivity—Teen Conflict Survey

Impulsivity is a trait that can cause a lot of conflict in teenagers. It often leads to arguments, fights, and other negative behavior. To better understand the impact of impulsivity on teen conflict, researchers have developed the ImpulsivityTeen Conflict Survey. The survey consists of a series of questions designed to measure the level of impulsivity in teens and its relationship to conflict. The survey asks questions about the frequency of arguments, the level of aggression used, and the types of conflicts that occur. It also looks at the role of impulsivity in the conflict, such as whether it was used to initiate the argument or to escalate it. The results of the survey can be used to create strategies to help teens manage their impulsivity and reduce conflict. For example, the survey can help identify triggers for impulsivity and suggest strategies for managing them. It can also provide insight into how teens can better communicate and resolve conflicts without resorting to physical or verbal aggression. The ImpulsivityTeen Conflict Survey is a valuable tool for understanding the relationship between impulsivity and conflict in teenagers. It can help parents, teachers, and other adults better understand the dynamics of teen conflict and develop strategies to help teens manage their impulsivity and reduce conflict.
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:
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.