Victimization Scale

At school‚ how often have you been …
1. Hit by a student
2. Hit by school staff
3. Kicked or pushed by a student
4. Kicked or pushed by school staff
5. Badly beaten up
6. Threatened with a knife or sharp weapon
7. Attacked with a knife or sharp weapon
8. Threatened with a gun
9. Verbally or emotionally abused by a student; that is‚ being called names or ha‎ving things said to you that make you feel bad about yourself or afraid
10. Verbally or emotionally abused by school staff
11. Sexually harassed by a student
12. Sexually harassed by school staff
13. Sexually assaulted
14. Robbed
At school‚ how often have you seen others being …
1. Hit by a student
2. Hit by school staff
3. Kicked or pushed by a student
4. Kicked or pushed by school staff
5. Badly beaten up
6. Threatened with a knife or sharp weapon
7. Attacked with a knife or sharp weapon
8. Threatened with a gun
9. Verbally or emotionally abused by a student
10. Verbally or emotionally abused by school staff
11. Sexually harassed by a student
12. Sexually harassed by school staff
13. Sexually assaulted
14. Robbed
15. In a fight after drinking or getting high
In your neighborhood‚ how often have you been …
1. Hit
2. Kicked
3. Pushed or shoved
4. Badly beaten up
5. Threatened with a knife or sharp weapon
6. Attacked with a knife or sharp weapon
7. Threatened with a gun
8. Shot at
9. Verbally or emotionally abused‚ that is‚ being called names or ha‎ving things said to you that make you feel bad about yourself or afraid
10. Sexually harassed
11. Sexually assaulted
12. Robbed
In your neighborhood‚ how often have you seen others being …
1. Hit
2. Kicked
3. Pushed or shoved
4. Badly beaten up
5. Threatened with a knife or sharp weapon
6. Attacked with a knife or sharp weapon
7. Threatened with a gun
8. Shot at
9. Verbally or emotionally abused
10. Sexually harassed
11. Sexually assaulted
12. Robbed
13. In a fight after drinking or getting high
At school‚ how often have you heard of other students being …
1. Hit by a student
2. Hit by school staff
3. Kicked or pushed by a student
4. Kicked or pushed by school staff
5. Badly beaten up
6. Threatened with a knife or sharp weapon
7. Attacked with a knife or sharp weapon
8. Threatened with a gun
9. Verbally or emotionally abused by a student‚ that is‚ they were called names or had things said to them that made them feel bad about themselves‚ or afraid
10. Shot at
11. Verbally or emotionally abused by school staff
12. Sexually harassed by a student
13. Sexually harassed by school staff
14. Sexually assaulted
15. Robbed
16. In a fight after drinking or getting high
In your neighborhood‚ how often have you heard of others being …
1. Hit
2. Kicked
3. Pushed or shoved
4. Badly beaten up
5. Threatened with a knife or sharp weapon
6. Attacked with a knife or sharp weapon
7. Threatened with a gun
8. Shot at
9. Verbally or emotionally abused
10. Sexually harassed
11. Sexually assaulted
12. Robbed
13. In a fight after drinking or getting high
At home‚ in the past‚ how often have you been …
1. Hit
2. Kicked
3. Pushed or shoved
4. Badly beaten up
5. Threatened with a knife or sharp weapon
6. Attacked with a knife or sharp weapon
7. Threatened with a gun
8. Shot at
9. Verbally or emotionally abused
10. Sexually harassed
11. Sexually assaulted
12. Robbed
At home‚ in the past‚ how often have you seen other family members being …
1. Hit
2. Kicked
3. Pushed or shoved
4. Badly beaten up
5. Threatened with a knife or sharp weapon
6. Attacked with a knife or sharp weapon
7. Threatened with a gun
8. Shot at
9. Verbally or emotionally abused
10. Sexually harassed
11. Sexually assaulted
12. Robbed
At school‚ how often have you done these things?
1. Hit or kicked someone
2. Pushed or shoved someone when you were angry
3. Badly beaten somebody up
4. Carried a knife or sharp weapon or other blade
5. Threatened someone with a knife or sharp weapon
6. Attacked someone with a knife or sharp weapon
7. Carried a weapon
8. Threatened someone with a gun
9. Verbally or emotionally abused someone‚ that is‚ said something that made them feel bad about themselves‚ or afraid
10. Sexually harassed someone
11. Sexually assaulted someone
12. Robbed someone
13. Been suspended
14. Gotten into a fight after drinking or getting high
Outside of school‚ how often have you done these things?
1. Hit or kicked someone
2. Pushed or shoved someone when you were angry
3. Badly beaten somebody up
4. Carried a knife or sharp weapon or other blade
5. Threatened someone with a knife or sharp weapon
6. Attacked someone with a knife or sharp weapon
7. Carried a weapon
8. Threatened someone with a gun
9. Verbally or emotionally abused someone‚ that is‚ said something that made them feel bad about themselves‚ or afraid
10. Sexually harassed someone
11. Sexually assaulted someone
12. Robbed someone
13. Been suspended
14. Gotten into a fight after drinking or getting high
 
  • violence
  • victimization
 
This instrument can be found on pages 333-340 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
 
 
Point values are assigned as follows:
Never=1‚ Once=2‚ Sometimes=3‚ Often=4
Point values are assigned as indicated above. Items are scored by domain (school‚ community‚ family) and by whether violence is direct or vicarious. More specific timeframes can be used with this measure (e.g.‚ past 30 days‚ past 3 months‚ past 6 months).
 

Nadel H‚ Spellmann M‚ Alvaarez-Canino T‚ Lausell-Bryant L‚ Landsberg G. The cycle of violence and victimization: a study of the school-based intervention of a multidisciplinary youth violence prevention program. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 1996:12(5 Suppl):109-119.