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NCJ Number: 140725 Find in a Library
Title: Sex, Race, and Experiences of Aggression
Journal: Aggressive Behavior  Volume:18  Issue:3  Dated:(1992)  Pages:201-218
Author(s): M B Harris
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 18
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A sample of 416 black and white, male and female undergraduate students was asked about acts of aggression they had received from or directed toward a male or female. The study attempted to look at the sex of the aggressor and sex of the victim separately, to look at differences in aggression between blacks and whites, to examine the relationship between an individual's victimization and own aggressive behavior, and to consider differences in specific types of aggressive behavior and their interaction with sex and race.
Abstract: The findings confirmed previous research, indicating that males reported having instigated more different kinds of aggression than females, that men were the targets of more different aggressive acts than females, and that male-to-male aggression was the most prevalent type. These sex differences suggested that gender-based stereotypes played a role in the decision of what type of aggression to engage in as well as in the likelihood of behaving aggressively at all. The black/white analyses indicated minimal racial differences in values, although the two groups reported receiving different types of aggression, suggesting that the use of verbal and physical aggression might be different for members of different ethnic groups. 5 tables and 47 references
Main Term(s): Aggression; Victimization surveys
Index Term(s): Black/White Attitude Comparisons; Male female offender comparisons
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