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NDACAN Measure Details

Behavioral Intent Scale


The Behavioral Intent Scale (adapted from Slaby, R.G. and Guerra, N.G., 1998)is designed to assess children's problem-solving strategies. Imaginary scenarios are presented in which the subject child is confronted with a social problem. The child is asked to describe what he or she would do in such a situation. After providing a first response the child is then asked “what else” he or she might do, in order to assess the ability to generate alternative solutions to social problems.


Slaby, R. G., & Guerra, N. G. (1988). Cognitive mediators of aggression in adolescent offenders: I. Assessment. Developmental Psychology, 24, 580-588. doi: mdjq