1. S/He’s always losing things.
2. S/He’s a fast runner.
3. Kids make fun of her/him.
4. S/He is the kind of kid I like.
5. When s/he doesn’t get her/his way s/he gets real mad.
6. S/He gets beat up.
7. S/He has lots of friends.
8. S/He’s just plain mean.
9. S/He shares her/his things with others.
10. S/He gets called names by other kids.
11. S/He’s a real smart kid.
12. S/He makes fun of people.
13. S/He says s/he can beat everybody up.
14. S/He’s a good looking kid.
15. Kids do mean things to her/him.
16. S/He tries to get other people in trouble.
17. S/He’s a good friend of mine.
18. S/He hits and pushes others around.
19. S/He likes to help the teacher.
20. S/He gets picked on by other kids
21. S/He’s good at sports.
22. S/He gets hit and pushed by other kids.
23. All the kids like her/him.
24. S/He tries to pick fights with people.
25. Kids try to hurt her/his feelings.
26. S/He’s a real nice kid.
Copyright © 1988 by the American Psychological Association. Reprinted with permission. The official citation that should be used in referencing this material is Perry‚ D. G.‚ Kusel‚ S. J.‚ & Perry‚ L. C. (1988). Victims of peer aggression. Developmental Psychology‚ 24‚ 807–814.
Original Peer Nomination Inventory: Copyright©1961 by Southern Universities Press. Reproduced with permission of authors and publisher from: Wiggins‚ J. S.‚ & Winder‚ C. L. (1961). The Peer Nomination Inventory: An empirically derived sociometric measure of adjustment in preadolescent boys. Psychological Reports‚ 9‚ 643–677. (Monogr. Suppl. 5-V9).
NOTE: The names of all same -sex classmates are presented along the top of the survey form and respondents are asked to place an X under the name of each classmate who fit the behavior described in each item. Respondents are instructed to cross their own name off the list‚ so they cannot nominate themselves.
Victimization scale: Items 3‚ 6‚ 10‚ 15‚ 20‚ 22‚ and 25
Aggression scale: Items 5‚ 8‚ 12‚ 13‚ 16‚ 18‚ and 24
Perry‚ D. G.‚ Kusel‚ S. J. & Perry‚ L. C. (1988). Victims of peer aggression. Developmental Psychology‚ 24‚ 807–814.
(Original inventory: Wiggins‚ J. S. & Winder‚ C. L. (1961). The Peer Nomination Inventory: An empirically derived sociometric measure of adjustment in preadolescent boys. Psychological Reports‚ 9‚ 643–677.)
Developer’s Contact Information
David G. Perry‚ PhD
Department of Psychology
Florida Atlantic University
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