Seattle Personality Questionnaire

1. Do you talk in class a lot when you are not supposed to?
2. Do you feel afraid a lot of the time?
3. Do you worry about what other kids might be saying about you?
4. Is it easy for you to express your feelings?
5. Are you afraid to try new things?
6. Do you get a lot of pains in your body?
7. Do you worry a lot that other people might not like you?
8. Is it easy for you to solve problems with friends on your own?
9. Do you like everyone you know?
10. Do you often take things that aren’t yours?
11. Would it be hard for you to ask kids you didn’t know to join them in a game?
12. Is it easy for you to understand other people’s feelings?
13. Do you have a lot of scary dreams or nightmares?
14. Do you get a lot of headaches?
15. Are you always good?
16. Do you worry what others think about how you behave?
17. Do you get a lot of tummy aches?
18. Do you get into a lot of fights?
19. Do you ever feel mad?
20. Do you work well with other kids?
21. Is it hard for you to listen and follow directions?
22. Do you tell a lot of lies?
23. Do you feel like throwing up a lot?
24. Is it easy for you to share with others?
25. Do you argue a lot with other people?
26. Do you worry about what other people think of you?
27. Do you often tease or make fun of other kids?
28. Do you like working together with your friends?
29. Do you worry about being teased?
30. Do you sometimes break things on purpose?
31. Do you feel unhappy a lot of the time?
32. Are you helpful to others?
33. Do you feel like crying a lot of the time?
34. Do you feel upset about things?
35. Do you have trouble paying attention in class?
36. Do you listen to what other people think?
37. Do you feel that you do things wrong a lot?
38. Do you feel that most things are not that much fun?
39. Do you feel sorry for yourself?
40. Can you tell other people what you think without being bossy?
41. Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep?
42. Do you feel tired a lot of the time?
43. Do you often feel like not eating even though it is meal time?
44. Are you friendly towards others?
45. Do you want to be by yourself a lot?
(Items 4‚ 8‚ 12‚ 16‚ 20‚ 24‚ 28‚ 32‚ 36‚ 40 and 44 were added by Aber‚ Brown‚ Jones & Samples‚ 1995‚ for use in a self-report format. Items 1‚ 6‚ 10 and 12 were modified to aid administration.)
This assessment measures self-reported psychological symptomatology. Respondents are asked to indicate the extent to which each statement reflects their current feelings.
Measures self-reported psychological symptomatology. Consists of four subscales: anxiety‚ conduct problems‚ somatization and depression.
·         anxiety
·         conduct problems
·         somatization
This instrument can be found on pages 95-97 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at:
Urban elementary school children‚ grades 1-6.
Point values are assigned as follows:
No = 1
Yes = 2
Don’t know = 3
Four subscales are used: Anxiety (items 2‚ 3‚ 5‚ 7‚ 11‚ 26‚ 29); Conduct Problems (items 1‚ 10‚ 18‚ 21‚ 22‚27 and 30); Somatization (items 6‚ 13‚ 14‚ 17 and 23); and Depression (items 31‚ 33‚ 34‚ 35‚ 37‚ 38‚ 39‚ 41‚42‚ 43 and 45). Items for each subscale are averaged to derive an overall score. Ahigh number indicates ahigh level of personality disorder.

Greenberg MT. Manual for the Seattle Personality Inventory-Revised: a self-report measure of childsymptomatology. Seattle‚ WA: Department ofPsychology‚ University of Washington‚ 1994.(Unpublished)

Greenberg MT‚ Kusche CA. Manual for the Seattle Personality Questionnaire. Seattle‚ WA: Departmentof Psychology‚ University of Washington‚ 1990.(Unpublished)