The Aggression Questionnaire is a full revision of the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory, a widely-used measure assessing hostility and aggression. Its 34 items are scored on the following five scales: Physical Aggression, Verbal Aggression, Anger, Hostility, and Indirect Aggression. A Total score is also provided, along with an Inconsistent Responding Index (a form of a lie scale). Standardization is based on a sample of 2,138 individuals, aged 9 to 88, and norms are presented in three age sets: 9 to 18, 19 to 39, and 40 to 88. The norms and reliability information presented below are based on the 9-18 year old set where n=1,062.
Number of Versions: 1 Version: Aggression Questionnaire Author(s): Arnold H. Buss and W. L. Warren Date of Publication: 2000 Material(s) Needed for Test: Instrument Manual: Available Time to Administer: 10 minutes Charge for one form or kit: Yes
Purpose and Nature of Test
Aggression, Violence, Anger Population for which designed:
Age Range: 9 through 88 years old Method of Administration: Group and Individual Source of Information: Self Subtests and Scores:
Physical Aggression, Verbal Aggression, Anger, Hostility, and Indirect Aggression Number of Items: 34 Type of Scale: Likert
Sample Size: 1,062 Population: Nonclinical population sample recruited from schools, churches, temples and community centers. Culture/ethnicity: African-American, Asian-American, Caucasian, Hispanic/Latino, Native-American, Other SES Level: Low to High
Psychometric information: Provided for Subscales. The range of Test-Retest Value: Not assessed The range of Inter-rater reliability: Not assessed The range of Internal consistency: 0.55 to 0.94
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): Buss, Arnold H., Ph.D. & Warren, W.L., Ph.D. (2000). Aggression Questionnaire: Manual. Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services. Other Reference(s): Archer, J., Kilpatrick, G., & Bramwell, R. (1995). Comparison of two aggression inventories. Aggressive Behavior, 21, 371-380.
Buss, A. H., & Perry, M. (1992). The Aggression Questionnaire. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 63 (3), 254-459.
Organization: Western Psychological Services Address: 12031 Wilshire Boulevard City: Los Angeles State: CA Zip: 90025-1251 Phone: (800) 648-8857 Fax: (310) 478-7838 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.wpspublish.com
Last updated by Violence Institute of New Jersey: July 2006