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Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory
Buss-Perry Hostility Inventory
Originally developed for college students; a modified
version for youth with updated items, eliminated items not relevant
to youth, and improved readability for youth with lower vocabulary
Buss and Durkee 1957
Buss and Perry 1992
Children's Aggression Scale (parent and teacher
Contains five factors: verbal aggression, aggression
against objects and animals, provoked physical aggression, unprovoked
physical aggression, and use of weapons. Distinguishes aggression
1) inside vs. outside the home and 2) against children vs. adults.
Halperin et al. 2002, 2003
Home and School Situations Questionnaires
Focus on the environmental context in which behavior
problems occur (e.g., household or classroom situations) in youth
ages 4–11 years old.
Barkley and Edelbrock 1987
New York Teacher Rating Scale
Teacher report that includes DSM items for both oppositional
defiant disorder and conduct disorder, as well as a number of other
items of disruptive and/or aggressive behavior.
Miller et al. 1995
Overt Aggression Scale (OAS)
Observer-rated instrument originally designed for inpatient
settings. Rates severity of verbal aggression, physical aggression,
physical aggression against self, and physical aggression against others.
Yudofsky et al. 1986
Self/other modification of OAS suitable for
outpatient settings; rates behavior over a 1-week interval. The
same four domains of aggression are included, but a 5-point response
format allows assessment of both severity and frequency.
Sorgi et al. 1991