This self-report inventory makes it possibleand practicalto routinely screen children and adults for aggressive tendencies. The Aggression Questionnaire (AQ) measures an individual’s aggressive responses and his or her ability to channel those responses in a safe, constructive manner. Because it takes just 10 minutes to complete, the AQ can be administered quickly to large numbers of people.
The AQ is a full revision of the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory, a longtime standard for assessing anger and aggression. It consists of just 34 items, scored on the following scales: Physical Aggression, Verbal Aggression, Anger. Hostility, Indirect Aggression