The Aggression Scale measures the frequency of self-reported overt aggressive behaviors that may result in physical or psychological injury to other students, for example, pushing, name-calling, hitting, and/or threatening.
Number of Versions: 1 Version: Aggression Scale Author(s): Pamela K. Orpinas, Ralph Frankowski Date of Publication: 1998 Material(s) Needed for Test: Instrument Manual: Not Available Time to Administer: 5 minutes Charge for one form or kit: No
Purpose and Nature of Test
Aggression Population for which designed:
Age Range: 11 through 14 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: 11 Type of Scale: Likert
Sample Size: 8,695 Population: All middle school students of a large metropolitan public school district in Texas. Culture/ethnicity: African-American, Asian-American, Caucasian, Hispanic/Latino, Native-American 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: 0.87 to 0.88
Validity:Criterion validity data has not been presented or published in study.
Scoring Procedure: Manual Scoring Examiner Qualifications and Training Required: None Permission Required to Use Instrument: No If yes, by whom: N/A
Original Reference(s): Orpinas, P., & Frankowski, R. (2001). The Aggression Scale: A self-report measure of aggressive behavior for young adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence, 21 (1), 50-67. Other Reference(s): Orpinas, P., Parcel, G. S., McAlister, A., & Frankowski, R. (1995). Violence prevention in middle schools: A pilot evaluation. Journal of Adolescent Health, 17 (6), 360-371.
Dahlberg, L. L., Toal, S. B., & Behrens, C. B. (1998). Measuring violence-related attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors among youths: A compendium of assessment tools. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Orpinas, P., Kelder, S., Frankowski, R., Murray, N., Zhang, Q., & McAlister, A. (2000). Outcome evaluation of a multi-component violence-prevention program for middle schools: The Students for Peace project. Health Education Research, 15 (1), 45-58.
Other: The Aggression Scale is published in the Orpinas & Frankowski (2001) article as well as Dahlberg, Toal, & Behrens (1998).
Name: Pamela K. Orpinas Organization: University of Georgia, School of Health Promotion and Behavior Address: 319 Ramsey Center City: Athens State: GA Zip: 30602-6522 Phone: (706) 542-4370 Fax: (706) 542-4956 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.uga.edu/
Last updated by Violence Institute of New Jersey: July 2006