The Health-Risk Behavior Inventory for Chinese Adolescents (HBICA) is a 33-item instrument designed to measure a wide range of adolescent risk behaviors in mainland China. The measure assesses five factors of risk behavior: Suicide and Self-Injurious Behaviors (SS) with 5 items, Aggression and Violence (AV) with 10 items, Rule Breaking (RB) with 7 items, Substance Use (SU) with 6 items, and Unprotected Sex (US) with 5 items.
Geographies Tested: China
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
Never - 0
1 time per month - 1
2– 4 times per month - 2
2– 3 times per week - 3
4 times or more per week - 4
The mean of item scores is calculated for both the total and 6 sub-scales.
Wang, M., Yi, J., Cai, L., Hu, M., Zhu, X., Yao, S., & Auerbach, R. P. (2012). Development and psychometric properties of the health-risk behavior inventory for Chinese adolescents. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 12(94), 1-9. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-12-94
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