Victimization—Problem Behavior Frequency Scale

In the last 30 days‚ how many times have you …
Relational Victimization
1. Had a kid say they won’t like you unless you do what he/she wanted you to do?
2. Had someone spread a false rumor about you?
3. Been left out on purpose by other kids when it was time to do an activity?
4. Had a kid try to keep others from liking you by saying mean things about you?
5. Had a kid tell lies about you to make other kids not like you anymore?
6. Had a kid who is mad at you try to get back at you by not letting you be in their group anymore?
7. Been hit by another kid?
8. Been pushed or shoved by another kid?
9. Been yelled at or called mean names by another kid?
10. Another student threatened to hit or physically harm you?
11. Been threatened or injured by someone with a weapon (gun‚ knife‚ club‚ etc.)?
12. Had a student asked you to fight?
 Violence and Bullying
This instrument can be found on pages 265-266 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at:
Point values for each subscale are assigned as follows:
Never = 1
1-2 times = 2
3-5 times = 3
6-9 times = 4
10-19 times = 5
20 or more times = 6
Point values for each subscale are summed. High scores indicate higher levels of victimization.

Multisite Violence Prevention Project. Description of measures: cohort-wide student survey‚ 2004. Available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‚ National Center for Injury Prevention and Control‚ Atlanta‚ GA

Crick NR‚ Bigbee MA. Relational and overt forms of peer victimization: a multi-informant approach. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 1998;66:337-347.

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Sullivan TN‚ Esposito L‚ Farrell AD. Relation between overt and relational victimization and problem behaviors in adolescence. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy‚ Boston‚ MA‚ 2003.