Self-Reported Delinquency - Problem Behavior Frequency Scale

The Problem Behavior Frequency scale is designed to measure the frequency of delinquency behaviors such as suspension, stealing, shoplifting, and cheating.



Administration Method
Number of Questions
Creator(s) of Tool
Jessor, R., & Jessor, S.L. (1977). Problem behavior and psychological development: a longitudinal study of youth. New York: Academic Press.
Scoring / Benchmarking
Point values are assigned as follows:

Never = 1
1-2 times = 2
3-5 times = 3
6-9 times = 4
10-19 times = 5
20 or more times = 6

Point values for all responses are summed. High scores indicate higher levels of delinquency
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