The iTroll questionnaire is a self-report measure of online trolling tendencies.
Here are some questions about your attitudes toward online trolling. Please rate your level of agreement or disagreement with each statement using a 5-point scale:
- I consider myself to be a troll.
- I enjoy watching other people get trolled.
- Trolling behavior makes me angry. (R)
- Trolls share my perspective on life.
- Trolling behavior is both cruel and unnecessary. (R)
- My online personality is typical of a troll.
- I enjoy trolling other people.
- I dislike trolls. (R)
- Trolling behavior should be punished. (R)
- I share the political views of online trolls.
- We need more safeguards to prevent online trolling. (R)
- I identify with trolling culture.
Reverse score (5=1, 4=2, 3=3, 2=4, 1=5) the five items denoted with an (R).
Compute a total score as the mean of the 12 items after reverse scoring.
Buckels, E. E., Trapnell, P. D., Andjelovic, T., & Paulhus, D. L. (2019). Internet trolling and everyday sadism: Parallel effects on pain perception and moral judgment. Journal of Personality, 87(2), 328–340. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12393