(IBS) Interpersonal Behavior Survey

by Paul A. Mauger, PhD, David R. Adkinson, MA, et al.

(IBS) Interpersonal Behavior Survey

by Paul A. Mauger, PhD, David R. Adkinson, MA, et al.
Benefits Distinguishes between assertive and aggressive behaviors, identifying excesses and deficits in each
Ages Adolescents and adults
Admin time 45 minutes for Full Form; 30 minutes for Short Form; 10 minutes for Screening Form (composed of first 38 items on Short Form)
Norms Sex-specific for a general sample of 800, with separate for adolescents, college students, and African Americans
Publish Date 1980
Qualifications Level C required.
About Qualification Levels
Translation Available in Mandarin: Traditional Characters
Published Translations
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BY PAUL A. MAUGER, PHD, DAVID R. ADKINSON, MA, SUZANNE K. ZOSS, PHD, GREGORY FIRESTONE, PHD, AND J. DAVID HOOK, MA

The IBS identifies interaction styles that may lead to conflict at home, on the job, or in school. Used in individual and group therapy, assertiveness training, marriage and family counseling, and career guidance, the IBS measures various dimensions of assertive and aggressive behavior on the following scales:

  • General Aggressiveness
  • Conflict Avoidance
  • Frankness 
  • Hostile Stance
  • Dependency
  • Praise (Giving/Receiving)
  • Expression of Anger
  • Shyness
  • Requesting Help
  • Disregard for Rights
  • General Assertiveness
  • Refusing Demands
  • Verbal Aggressiveness
  • Self-Confidence
  • Denial
  • Physical Aggressiveness
  • Initiating Assertiveness 
  • Infrequency 
  • Passive Aggressiveness 
  • Defending Assertiveness 
  • Impression Management 

Written at a sixth-grade reading level, the IBS is commonly used in marriage and family counseling to identify interaction styles that lead to conflict. In individual or group therapy, it is used to help people distinguish assertive from aggressive behavior. It is an excellent pre- and post treatment measure because the items, written in the present tense, are highly sensitive to change.

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