Children were presented with 10 brief vignettes describing ambiguous social situations and were asked to indicate why they think each negative event described in the vignettes occurred. Children’s responses indicated the extent to which children make hostile attributions in ambiguous social situations.
Dodge, K. A., Bates, J. E., & Pettit, G. S. (1990). Mechanisms in the cycle of violence. Science, 250, 678-1683.
The Hostile Attribution Bias Scale for Children was developed for Parenting Across Cultures based on similar measures of child attribution biases, such as in Dodge, et al. (1990).