Aggression Questionnaire (AGQ)

The Aggression Questionnaire (AGQ) is a self-report scale that is designed to measure four major components of aggression (physical aggression, verbal aggression, anger and hostility).

ITEM CODING

The AGQ consists of 29 items which are rated on a Seven-point likert scale from 1 (extremely uncharacteristic of me) to 7 (extremely characteristic of me).

SCALES

The AGQ yields four primary scales. Descriptions of the scales and item loadings are listed below. Scale scores are calculated as the sum of respective items. Items 7 and 18 are reverse scored.

SCALE NAME (ABBR.) DESCRIPTION ITEM LOADINGS
AGQ_PHYS Physical Aggression Scale 1-9
AGQ_VERB Verbal Aggression Scale 10-14
AGQ_ANG Anger Scale 15-21
AGQ_HOST Hostility Scale 22-29

RESOURCE FILES

Questionnaire

R Scoring Syntax file

REFERENCES

Buss, A. H. & Perry, M. (1992). The Aggression Questionnaire. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 63, 452-459.