Violent Intentions—Teen Conflict Survey

The next time you find yourself really angry at someone or something‚ how likely is it that you would …
1. Ignore the situation?
2. Ignore the situation and get the person later?
3. Try to talk it out?
4. Suggest peer mediation?
5. Channel your anger into something constructive?
6. Laugh it off?
7. Try to reduce your anger?
8. Try to see the other person’s point of view?
These items measure intentions to use nonviolent strategies to control anger and conflict. Respondents are asked to indicate how likely they would be to adopt certain nonviolent behaviors the next time they get angry.
This instrument can be found on page 122 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at:
Middle school students‚ grades 6-8.
Point values are assigned as follows:
Very likely = 4
Likely = 3
Unlikely = 2
Very unlikely = 1
Item 2 is reverse scored. Responses are summed‚ with a possible range of 8 to 32. High scores indicate a stronger intention to use non-violent strategies.

Bosworth K‚ Espelage D. Teen Conflict Survey. Bloomington‚ IN: Center for Adolescent Studies‚ Indiana University‚ 1995. (Unpublished)