The Aggressive Scale

Please answer the following questions thinking of what actually happened to you during the last 7 days.
1. I teased students to make them angry.
2. I got angry very easily with someone.
3. I fought back when someone hit me first.
4. I said things about other kids to make other students laugh.
5. I encouraged other students to fight.
6. I pushed or shoved other students.
7. I was angry most of the day.
8. I got into a physical fight because I was angry.
9. I slapped or kicked someone.
10. I called other students bad names.
11. I threatened to hurt or to hit someone.
These Measures frequency of self-reported aggressive behaviors (e.g.‚ hitting‚ pushing‚ name-calling‚ threatening).
This tool touches on the following keywords:
·         Personal Attitudes and Beliefs
·         Delinquency and Antisocial Behavior
This instrument can be found on page 168 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: .
For each question‚ indicate how many times you did something during the last 7 days. Number of times 0‚ 1‚ 2‚ 3‚ 4‚ 5‚ and 6+
This scale is scored by adding all responses. Possible range is between 0 and 66 points. Each point represents one aggressive behavior the student reported engaging in during the week prior to the survey. If four or more items are missing‚ the score cannot be computed. If three or less items are missing‚ these values are replaced by the respondent’s average.

Orpinas P‚ Frankowski R. The aggression scale: a self-report measure of aggressive behavior for young adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence 2001;21(1):51-68.