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Title: Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors Among Youth: A Compendium of Assessment Tools
Author(s): Linda L. Dahlberg Ph.D.; Susan B. Toal MPH; Christopher B. Behrens M.D.
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health & Human Services
National Ctr for Injury Prevention and Control,
CDC, Div of Violence Prevention
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 273
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health & Human Services
Atlanta, GA 30341-3742
Sale Source: US Dept of Health & Human Services
National Ctr for Injury Prevention and Control,
CDC, Div of Violence Prevention
4770 Buford Highway NE, MS-F64
Atlanta, GA 30341-3742
United States of America
Type: Test/Measurement
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This compendium provides researchers and prevention specialists with a set of more than 100 evaluation measures to assess programs to prevent youth violence.
Abstract: Most of the measures are intended for use with youths between ages of 11 and 20 years, to assess a variety of factors, including attitudes toward violence, aggressive behavior, conflict resolution strategies, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and exposure to violence. The compendium also contains scales and assessments developed for use with children between ages 5 and 10 years, to measure factors that include aggressive fantasies, beliefs supportive of aggression, attributional biases, prosocial behavior, and aggressive behavior. The tools also include parent and teacher versions of some assessments. The introduction explains why outcome evaluations are important and includes guidance on how to conduct such evaluations. The manual’s four sections cover four types of assessments: (1) attitude and belief assessments; (2) psychosocial and cognitive assessments; (3) behavior assessments; and (4) environmental assessments. Each section contains a description of the measures, including the constructs being measured, the characteristics of the scale or assessment, the target groups with which the assessment has been tested, reliability and validity information, and the persons responsible for developing the scale or assessment. Each section also provides the items that make up each assessment, response categories, and guidance on scoring and analysis. Charts and reference lists
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Criminality prediction; Dangerousness; Juvenile psychological evaluation; Testing and measurement; Violence causes
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