Aggressive Behavior Checklist
The Aggressive Behavior Checklist (ABC) measures overt aggressive behavior. The instrument is not based on any theory of aggression. Two versions of the ABC exist. Information pertaining to the student version can be found below. The ABC and the Attitudes Toward Guns and Violence Questionnaire can be used together to provide a multidimensional picture of aggressive and violent behavior.
Number of Versions: 2 Version: Student Version Author(s): Jeremy P. Shapiro Date of Publication: 2000 Material(s) Needed for Test: Instrument Manual: Available Charge for one form or kit: Yes
Purpose and Nature of Test
Aggression Population for which designed:
Age Range: 11 through 13 years old Grade Level: Sixth Grade to Eighth Grade Method of Administration: Group and Individual Source of Information: Self Subtests and Scores: No scales Number of Items: 17 Type of Scale: Likert
Sample Size: 3,009 Population: Two public school systems in Ohio - one urban (Cleveland) and one Suburban (Parma) Culture/ethnicity: African-American, Caucasian SES Level: Low to Middle
Psychometric information: Provided for Full Scales. The range of Test-Retest Value: 0.59 The range of Inter-rater reliability: Not assessed The range of Internal consistency: 0.90
Validity:Criterion validity was assessed and found to be acceptable.
Scoring Procedure: Manual and Computer Scoring Examiner Qualifications and Training Required: Masters Degree Permission Required to Use Instrument: Yes If yes, by whom: Western Psychological Services
Original Reference(s): Shapiro, J. P. (2000). Attitudes Toward Guns and Violence Questionnaire: Manual. Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services. Other: The Aggressive Behavior Checklist is part of the Attitudes Toward Guns and Violence Questionnaire System. Each instrument compliments the other, providing a multidimensional picture of aggressive and violent behavior.
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Last updated by Violence Institute of New Jersey: February 2007