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Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory for Children and Teenagers

Buss-Durkee Hostility Test For Children

As an individual grows up, their needs for self-determination, ways of expressing emotions and achieving goals change. Children and adolescent's hostility and negative actions are often caused by the desire to stand out, to raise their status in the eyes of others, the inability to cooperate, or experienced stress.

The more the child suppresses their ambitions, desires and resentments, the stronger the feeling of loneliness, negative perception of the world around them, and apathy grow. Complete permissiveness, as a rule, leads to an increase in hostility and aggressiveness. Even for adults it can be hard to find a middle ground between an aggressive pursuit of a goal and indecisiveness in achieving the desired result; for a child's psyche, the choice of a behavior model and emotional control is much more difficult.

Aggressiveness test for children

This test is a modified version of the Buss-Durkee hostility inventory made by the psychologist G. Zuckerman specifically to assess the level of hostility in children and adolescents.

Its result will make it possible to evaluate how negatively the child perceives others' behavior, whether it generates resentment and anger in them, and how well they manage to control these emotions.

Hostility Test for Teenagers

Each person must have a certain degree of hostility and aggressiveness. Note this test is intended solely for informational, educational and entertainment purposes; its results cannot replace the real help of a specialist and should not be used for making any decision.

1. If I get angry, I can hit someone.
2. I never get annoyed enough to throw objects.
3. I get annoyed easily, but I also calm down quickly.
4. If I'm not asked to do something in an amicable way, I won't fulfill the request.
5. It seems to me that fate is unfair to me.
6. I know what people are talking about behind my back.
7. I can't help but argue if people disagree with me.
8. If I happened to lie to someone, I felt a painful remorse.
9. I think that I'm not capable of hitting a person.
10. When I get annoyed, I slam doors.
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