• Food preoccupation
  • Breakfast attitudes
  • Dietary recall
  • Aggression
Food Preoccupation Questionnaire

This questionnaire is designed to assess both the frequency of food-related thoughts and their emotional valence. The questionnaire shows good construct validity, internal reliability and test-retest reliability. The original 26 item version assesses thought frequency and the extent to which thoughts have a positive, negative or neutral emotional valence. Also included below is a 21 item version that omits the neutral subscale.

26 item version

Scoring for the 26 item version

21 item version

Scoring for the 21 item version

Tapper, K. & Pothos, E.M. (2010). Development and validation of a Food Preoccupation Questionnaire. Eating Behaviors, 11, 45-53. pdf

Breakfast Attitudes Questionnaire (9-11 years)

This questionnaire is designed to measure 9-11 year olds' attitudes towards breakfast (behaviours, beliefs and feelings). The 13-item scale shows good construct validity, high internal reliability and acceptable test-retest reliability.

Breakfast Attitudes Questionnaire

Scoring for Breakfast Attitudes Questionnaire

Tapper, K., Murphy, S., Lynch, R., Clark, R., Moore, G.F. & Moore, L. (2008). Development of a scale to measure 9-11 year olds’ attitudes towards breakfast. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 62, 511-518. pdf

Moore, G.F., Tapper, K., Murphy, S., Lynch, R., Raisanen, L., Pimm, C. & Moore, L. (2007). Associations between deprivation, attitudes towards eating breakfast and breakfast eating behaviours in 9-11 year olds. Public Health Nutrition, 10, 582-589. pdf

Moore, G.F., Tapper, K., Moore, L. & Murphy, S. (2008). Cognitive, behavioral, and social factors are associated with bias in dietary questionnaire self-reports by schoolchildren aged 9-11 years. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108, 1865-1873. pdf

Dietary Recall Questionnaire (9-11 years)

This questionnaire is designed to assess foods eaten at breakfast and intake of fruit, vegetables, sweet items and crisps by 9-11 year olds. It is a self-completion measure that is appropriate for group-level comparisons.

Dietary recall questionnaire

Moore, G.F., Tapper, K., Murphy, S., Clark, R., Lynch, R. & Moore, L. (2007). Validation of a self-completion measure of breakfast foods, snacks and fruit and vegetables consumed by 9-11 year old children. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 61, 420-430. pdf

Moore, G.F., Tapper, K., Murphy, S., Lynch, R., Raisanen, L., Pimm, C. & Moore, L. (2007). Associations between deprivation, attitudes towards eating breakfast and breakfast eating behaviours in 9-11 year olds. Public Health Nutrition, 10, 582-589. pdf

Moore, G.F., Tapper, K., Moore, L. & Murphy, S. (2008). Cognitive, behavioral, and social factors are associated with bias in dietary questionnaire self-reports by schoolchildren aged 9-11 years. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108, 1865-1873. pdf

Social Representations of Physical, Verbal and Indirect Aggression (7-11 years)

These three questionnaires are designed to assess social representations of (or beliefs about) (a) physical, (b) verbal, and (c) indirect aggression among children. Higher scores indicate more expressive beliefs, lower scores more instrumental beliefs. The three questionnaires show good construct validity, internal reliability and test-retest reliability.

Physical Aggression

Scoring for Physical Aggression

Verbal Aggression

Scoring for Verbal Aggression

Indirect Aggression

Scoring for Indirect Aggression

Tapper, K. & Boulton, M.J. (2000). Social representations of physical, verbal and indirect aggression in children: sex and age differences. Aggressive Behavior 26, 442-454. pdf

Tapper, K. & Boulton, M.J. (2004). Sex differences in levels of physical, verbal and indirect aggression amongst primary school children and their associations with beliefs about aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 30, 123-145. pdf