The Aggressive Scale

The Aggressive Scale is a tool used to measure and assess the level of aggression in individuals. It is used to help identify and assess the risk of aggression in individuals, as well as to help design interventions and treatments to reduce aggressive behavior. The Aggressive Scale is a self-report measure that asks individuals to rate the frequency and intensity of their aggressive behavior. It is comprised of five scales: physical aggression, verbal aggression, indirect aggression, anger, and impulsivity. The physical aggression scale assesses physical acts of aggression such as hitting, kicking, and pushing. The verbal aggression scale assesses verbal acts of aggression such as name-calling, swearing, and threats. The indirect aggression scale assesses indirect acts of aggression such as spreading rumors and gossiping. The anger scale assesses the intensity of an individuals anger. The impulsivity scale assesses how impulsive an individual is. The Aggressive Scale is used by mental health professionals to assess the level of aggression in individuals. It is used to help identify and assess the risk of aggression in individuals, as well as to help design interventions and treatments to reduce aggressive behavior. It can also be used to assess the effectiveness of interventions and treatments. The Aggressive Scale is a useful tool for assessing the level of aggression in individuals. It is important to note that the Aggressive Scale is not a diagnostic tool, and should not be used to diagnose or label individuals. It is simply a tool used to assess the level of aggression in individuals, and to help design interventions and treatments to reduce aggressive behavior.
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:http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/YV_Compendium.pdf .
 
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.