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Aggression Questionnaire (Buss & Perry, 1992)

Instructions:
Using the 5 point scale shown below, indicate how uncharacteristic or characteristic each of the following statements is in describing you. Place your rating in the box to the right of the statement.
1 = extremely uncharacteristic of me
2 = somewhat uncharacteristic of me
3 = neither uncharacteristic nor characteristic of me
4 = somewhat characteristic of me
5 = extremely characteristic of me
1.
Some of my friends think I am a hothead
A
2.
If I have to resort to violence to protect my rights, I will.
PA
3.
When people are especially nice to me, I wonder what they want.
H
4.
I tell my friends openly when I disagree with them.
VA
5.
I have become so mad that I have broken things.
PA
6.
I can’t help getting into arguments when people disagree with me.
VA
7.
I wonder why sometimes I feel so bitter about things.
H
8.
Once in a while, I can’t control the urge to strike another person.
PA
9.*
I am an even-tempered person.
A
10.
I am suspicious of overly friendly strangers.
H
11.
I have threatened people I know.
PA
12.
I flare up quickly but get over it quickly.
A
13.
Given enough provocation, I may hit another person.
PA
14.
When people annoy me, I may tell them what I think of them.
VA
15.
I am sometimes eaten up with jealousy.
H
16.*
I can think of no good reason for ever hitting a person.
PA
17.
At times I feel I have gotten a raw deal out of life.
H
18.
I have trouble controlling my temper.
A
19.
When frustrated, I let my irritation show.
A
20.
I sometimes feel that people are laughing at me behind my back.
H
21.
I often find myself disagreeing with people.
VA
22.
If somebody hits me, I hit back.
PA
23.
I sometimes feel like a powder keg ready to explode.
A
24.
Other people always seem to get the breaks.
H
25.
There are people who pushed me so far that we came to blows.
PA
26.
I know that “friends” talk about me behind my back.
H
27.
My friends say that I’m somewhat argumentative.
VA
28.
Sometimes I fly off the handle for no good reason.
A
29.
I get into fights a little more than the average person.
PA
Scoring
The two questions with the asterisk are reverse scored.
The Aggression scale consists of 4 factors, Physical Aggression (PA), Verbal Aggression (VA), Anger (A) and Hostility (H). The total score for Aggression is the sum of the factor scores.
References
Buss, A.H., & Perry, M. (1992). The Aggression Questionnaire. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 63, 452-459.

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