Self-Appraisal Questionnaire

Wagdy Loza, Ph.D.


The SAQ is the first multidimensional self-report questionnaire designed to predict violent and nonviolent offender recidivism among adult correctional and forensic populations. The questionnaire assists with the assignment of these populations to appropriate treatment or correctional programs and also helps to assign institutional security levels. The SAQ can be used as a pre- and post-treatment measure to help you gauge progress and make decisions. With its short administration time, the SAQ is ideal for inmates with short sentences who would not normally warrant a lengthy assessment.
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Scales & Forms


The SAQ QuikScore™ form is completed by the respondent and includes the necessary elements for administering and scoring the instrument. The QuikScore™ forms contain special aids that make scoring of the test very quick and efficient, while minimizing potential for key errors.


  • Criminal Tendencies
  • Conduct Problems
  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse
  • Anger
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Criminal History
  • Antisocial Associates
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Author Wagdy Loza, Ph.D.

Age Range 18 and older

Administration Time 15 minutes

Administration Type Self-report

Qualification Level B

Scoring Options Handscored