Survey of Behavioral Characteristics of Students

PURPOSE and DIRECTIONS: Please respond to items 1-4 and starting with number 5, we are interested in finding out what you think of the behavior of other students in your grade. Please respond to each item by checking the box that describes what you think the other students in your grade do on this behavior. Give your honest answer! If you are not sure, put down the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about that behavior.

Which school do you attend?

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1. Which school do you attend?

Which grade are you in?

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2. Which grade are you in?

Which grade are you in?

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3. Which grade are you in?

Are you a male or a female?

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4. Are you a male or a female?

I participate in which of the following (choose the one where you spend most of your time)?

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5. I participate in which of the following (choose the one where you spend most of your time)?

They think about the feelings of other students.

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6. They think about the feelings of other students.

They take care of school property.

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7. They take care of school property.

They like themselves.

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8. They like themselves.

They think it is okay to do something as long as they don't get caught.

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9. They think it is okay to do something as long as they don't get caught.

They take things that don't belong to them.

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10. They take things that don't belong to them.

They turn in money or things that have been lost if they find them.

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11. They turn in money or things that have been lost if they find them.

They tell the truth.

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12. They tell the truth.

They can be trusted.

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13. They can be trusted.

They make school property look better.

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14. They make school property look better.

They do things that hurt other students.

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15. They do things that hurt other students.

They do things that are not good for themselves.

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16. They do things that are not good for themselves.

They control themselves/behave when they need to.

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17. They control themselves/behave when they need to.

They do what the teachers ask them to do.

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18. They do what the teachers ask them to do.

They stay away from those things that are not good for them or that will get them in trouble.

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19. They stay away from those things that are not good for them or that will get them in trouble.

They are able to wait to get what they want.

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20. They are able to wait to get what they want.

They can be trusted to do what they say they will do.

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21. They can be trusted to do what they say they will do.

They make excuses or argue about the consequences when they get in trouble.

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22. They make excuses or argue about the consequences when they get in trouble.

They do what the teacher asks without having to be reminded.

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23. They do what the teacher asks without having to be reminded.

They pay attention in class.

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24. They pay attention in class.

They let other students tell them what to do.

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25. They let other students tell them what to do.

They control their anger.

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26. They control their anger.

They complete their class work on time.

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27. They complete their class work on time.

They turn in their homework on time.

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28. They turn in their homework on time.

They accept the consequences of their decisions/actions.

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29. They accept the consequences of their decisions/actions.

They try hard when faced with a problem.

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30. They try hard when faced with a problem.

They think about and plan their work.

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31. They think about and plan their work.

They give up when they fail or don't succeed.

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32. They give up when they fail or don't succeed.

They finish an assignment no matter how long it takes.

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33. They finish an assignment no matter how long it takes.

They have trouble keeping their thoughts on their work.

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34. They have trouble keeping their thoughts on their work.

They daydream, doodle, or stare out the window.

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35. They daydream, doodle, or stare out the window.

They help each other.

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36. They help each other.

They help the teacher.

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37. They help the teacher.

They fight with each other.

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38. They fight with each other.

They feel sorry for students who are having a problem.

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39. They feel sorry for students who are having a problem.

They pick on each other.

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40. They pick on each other.

They say/do things that hurt other students.

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41. They say/do things that hurt other students.

They work well in groups.

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42. They work well in groups.

They argue with each other.

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43. They argue with each other.

They compromise to solve a conflict/problem.

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44. They compromise to solve a conflict/problem.

They help a student who is being picked on.

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45. They help a student who is being picked on.

They listen to each other's problems.

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46. They listen to each other's problems.

They comfort/console other students who have a problem.

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47. They comfort/console other students who have a problem.

They try to get even.

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48. They try to get even.

They accept the mistakes of others.

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49. They accept the mistakes of others.

They are mean to someone because of something that person did to them in the past.

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50. They are mean to someone because of something that person did to them in the past.

They accept an apology to end a problem.

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51. They accept an apology to end a problem.

They are more concerned about themselves than they are of others.

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52. They are more concerned about themselves than they are of others.

They want to help the less fortunate.

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53. They want to help the less fortunate.

They interrupt when others are talking.

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54. They interrupt when others are talking.

They use cuss words or bad language.

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55. They use cuss words or bad language.

They call each other names.

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56. They call each other names.

They are willing to share what they have with others.

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57. They are willing to share what they have with others.

They want to know what is in it for them.

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58. They want to know what is in it for them.

They say things like thank you, pardon me, etc. when appropriate.

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59. They say things like thank you, pardon me, etc. when appropriate.

They listen when someone is talking to them.

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60. They listen when someone is talking to them.

They ignore other students.

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61. They ignore other students.

They use tobacco.

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62. They use tobacco.

They use drugs and/or alcohol.

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63. They use drugs and/or alcohol.

They talk back to teachers and other adults.

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64. They talk back to teachers and other adults.

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