The Aggression Inventory contains items extrapolated from the Pupil Evaluation Inventory (Peparik, Prinz, Liebert, Weintraub, & Neale, 1976). Items ask children and teachers to rate other classroom children on the following components of behavior: aggression, disruptiveness, immaturity, nonaggressive disruptiveness, social isolation, oversensitivity, unhappiness, popularity, and likeability.
Number of Versions: 1 Version: Aggression Inventory Author(s): Catherine C. Epkins Date of Publication: 1994 Material(s) Needed for Test: Instrument Manual: Not Available Charge for one form or kit: No
Purpose and Nature of Test
Aggression Population for which designed:
Age Range: 8 through 12 years old Grade Level: Third Grade to Sixth Grade Method of Administration: Group and Individual Source of Information: Self Subtests and Scores: No scales Number of Items: 12 Type of Scale: Likert
Sample Size: 199 Population: Inpatient participants consisted of consecutive admissions to a hospital-based inpatient psychiatric facility and did not have a thought disorder. Elementary school participants were from two urban schools. Culture/ethnicity: African-American, Caucasian SES Level: Not reported by author(s).
Psychometric information: Provided for Full Scales. The range of Test-Retest Value: Not assessed The range of Inter-rater reliability: Not assessed The range of Internal consistency: 0.82
Validity:Criterion validity was assessed and found to be acceptable.
Scoring Procedure: Manual Scoring Examiner Qualifications and Training Required: None Permission Required to Use Instrument: Yes If yes, by whom: Catherine C. Epkins
Original Reference(s): Epkins, C. C. (1994). Peer ratings of depression, anxiety, and aggression in inpatient and elementary school children: Rating biases and influence of rater's self-reported depression, anixety, and aggression. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 22 (5), 611-628. Other Reference(s): Pekarik, E. G., Prinz, R. J., Liebert, D. E., Weintraub, S., & Neale, J. M. (1976). The Pupil Evaluation Inventory: A sociometric technique for assessing children's social behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 4 (1), 83-97.
Epkins, C. C., & Meyers, A. W. (1994). Assessment of childhood depression, anxiety, and aggression: Convergent and discriminant validity of self-, parent-, teacher-, and peer-report. Journal of Personality Assessment, 62 (2), 364-381.
Epkins, C. C. (1995). Peer ratings of internalizing and externalizing problems in inpatient and elementary school children: Correspondence with parallel child self-report and teacher ratings. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 3 (4), 203-213.
Epkins, C. C. (1996). Parent ratings of children's depression, anxiety, and aggression: A cross-sample analysis of agreement and differences with child and teacher ratings. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52 (6), 599-608.
Name: Catherine C. Epkins Organization: Texas Tech University Address: Department of Psychology, Associate Professor
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