Childrens Inventory of Anger cia

For: A quick measure of anger provocation and intensity from the child's perspective

Reading Level: 6 to 16 years

Format: Paper and Pencil, PC Based Software

Length: 10 minutes

Scoring: Computer Scored



ChIA Kit

includes 25 ChIA autoscore forms and Manual.
 Add to cart


Paper Forms and Hand Scoring Materials


ChIA Autoscore Answer Form (25)

Pack of 25 autoscore answer forms.
 Add to cart


PC Software



This CD offers scoring only. Each CD is good for 25 uses. For use on PC with Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista or Windows 7.
 Add to cart



ChIA PC Answer Sheet (Pad of 100)

Pad of 100 PC answer sheets for use wtih ChIA CD-ROM.
 Add to cart


Sample Reports

ChIA Sample Test Report


W. M. Nelson III, Ph.D., ABPP, and A. J. Finch, Ph.D., ABPP


Anger Triggers and Anger Intensity 

Children's anger, and their ability to cope with it, are of increasing concern to professionals working in school and clinical settings. This self-report inventory identifies the kinds of situations that provoke anger in particular children--as well as the intensity of their anger response. Yet it contains only 39 items and requires just 10 minutes to complete.

Brief, quick and inexpensive, the ChIA is one of the few instruments available that provides the child's perspective on his or her own anger.

Designed for 6- through TO 16 year olds, the ChlA produces a Total Score, an Inconsistent Responding Index, and four subscale scores:

  • Frustration
  • Physical Aggression
  • Peer Relationships
  • Authority Relations

Results are expressed as age-stratified standard scores based on a nationally representative sample of more than 1,600 youngsters between 6 and 16 years of age.

A Kid-Friendly Test Form 

Test items are written at a third-grade reading level. (The items may be read aloud to young children or those who are poor readers.) Response options are keyed to drawings of four faces, with expressions ranging from happy to furious. The child simply marks the option that shows how angry he or she would be in the circumstances described. This response format seems to help children differentiate degrees of anger.

The test may be hand-scored in less than a minute. A CD-ROM is available for users who prefer computer scoring.

Efficient and cost-effective, the ChIA is ideal any time you need a quick assessment of children's anger. It is highly useful in youth programs, in clinical interventions aimed at anger control, and in systematic efforts to assess children's anger. Because it measures the subjective experience of anger, the ChIA is helpful in treatment planning and program evaluation. It has proven especially useful in measuring change following anger management interventions.

NB:  Prices are in Australian dollars inclusive of GST.  NZ customers need to log in to view ex-GST prices.