Aggression has been defined as a category of behaviour that causes or threatens physical harm to others. Aggression today, in fact, seems maladaptive and destructive. Aggression breeds aggression and seems to cause more problems than it solves. The present scale is designed to measure the level of aggression among people. These items are related to frustration, irritation, anger behaviour, uncontrollable reactions, hostility, following social customs, preference for war, bullying, and verbal aggression. The scale contains 30 items. Each of the items has six alternate answers (multiple choices) graded on a five-point scale on the positive dimension and a zero point on the negative dimension. It is a self-administering questionnaire.
No time limit is fixed. However, the individual takes 15-20 minutes to complete the test. The test can be used to study the level of aggression in any age group (above 14 years). The total score on the scale is the sum of all the answers marked. The maximum score is 150 and the minimum is 0. Higher scores show higher aggression level and lower score shows lower aggression level.