Social Behavior Questionnaire
The Social Behavior Questionnaire consists of 12 vignettes that describe social interactions between same-sex peers. Half the vignettes describe physical attacks against the participant and the other half describe social attacks. Participants are asked to imagine the situations happening to them, answer how hurt they would be if they happened to them, and how often these situations may occur within peer groups. There are two gender-specific versions of the questionnaire.
Number of Versions: 1 Version: Social Behavior Questionnaire Author(s): Britt Rachelle Galen & Marion K. Underwood Date of Publication: 1997 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: 9 through 15 years old Grade Level: Fourth Grade to High School Sophomore Method of Administration: Group Source of Information: Self Subtests and Scores:
Physical Aggression, Social Aggression Number of Items: 12 Type of Scale: Likert
Sample Size: 234 Population: 12 coeducational school classrooms (average size 20-25 students). Culture/ethnicity: Caucasian SES Level: Low to Low Middle
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: 0.69 to 0.79
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): Galen, B. R., & Underwood, M. K. (1997). A developmental investigation of social aggression among children. Developmental Psychology, 33 (4), 589-600.
Name: Marion K. Underwood Organization: University of Texas at Dallas, School of Human Development Address: PO Box 830688, M/S/ GR 41 City: Richardson State: TX Zip: 75083-0688 Phone: (972) 883-2470 Fax: (972) 883-2491 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.utdallas.edu
Last updated by Violence Institute of New Jersey: February 2007