Weinberger Adjustment Inventory
The Weinberger Adjustment Inventory (WAI) measures self-restraint and overall adjustment in adolescents. It includes four subscales: suppression of aggression, consideration of others, impulse control, and responsibility. The WAI can be administered in classrooms to groups of students.
Number of Versions: 1 Version: Weinberger Adjustment Inventory Author(s): Daniel A. Weinberger and Gary E. Schwartz Date of Publication: 1987 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: 10 through 17 years old Method of Administration: Group and Individual Source of Information: Self Subtests and Scores:
Distress, Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Low Well-Being, Self-Restraint, Suppression of Aggression, Impulse Control, Responsibility, Consideration of Others Number of Items: 29 Type of Scale: Likert
Sample Size: 1,486 Population: Clinical and non-clinical samples of youth population between the ages of 10 and 17 years old. Clinical sample recruited in the waiting room during intake at a large non-university affiliated community mental health center. Nonclinical sample made up of primary sixth graders in 20 public school classrooms in two broadly middle class districts. Culture/ethnicity: Asian-American, Caucasian, Hispanic/Latino SES Level: Not reported by author(s).
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: 0.72 to 0.91
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: Yes If yes, by whom: Daniel A. Weinberger
Original Reference(s): Weinberger, D. A., Feldman, S. S., Ford, M. E., & Chastain, R. L. (1987). (1989). Construct validity of the Weinberger Adjustment Inventory. Unpublished manuscript. Other Reference(s): Farrell, A. D., Danish, S. J., & Howard, C. W. (1992). Risk factors for drug use in urban adolescents: Identification and cross-validation. American Journal of Community Psychology, 20 (3), 263-286.
Feldman, S. S., & Weinberger, D. A. (1994). Self-restraint as a mediator of family influences on boys' delinquent behavior: A longitudinal study. Child Development, 65 (1), 195-211.
Weinberger, D. A. (1997). Distress and self-restraint as measures of adjustment across the life span: Confirmatory factor analyses in clinical and nonclinical samples. Psychological Assessment, 9 (2), 132-135.
Name: Daniel A. Weinberger Organization: Wellen Center Address: P.O. Box 22807 City: Beachwood State: OH Zip: 44122 Phone: (440) 808-1500 Fax: (440) 808-1503 E-mail: Daw7@po.cwru.edu
Last updated by Violence Institute of New Jersey: January 2002