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NCJ Number: 140726 Find in a Library
Title: Predictors of Aggressive Behavior
Journal: Aggressive Behavior  Volume:18  Issue:3  Dated:(1992)  Pages:219-230
Author(s): G S Hammock; D R Richardson
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 12
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The present study, which involved a sample of 83 men and 117 women, used a multifactor approach to identify factors which, in combination, best predicted aggressive behavior. The study focused on variables which represented origins and instigators of aggression and those which had previously demonstrated a consistent relationship to aggressive responses.
Abstract: The variables used here included aggressive learning history, provocation, sex of target, sex-role orientation, and aggressive tendencies. The findings replicated previous research, demonstrating relationships between aggression and the predictor variables. Significant correlations were found among all the predictor variables, with the exception of aggressive learning history, and at least one measure of aggression. The results generally supported the use of a multifactor approach to the study of aggression. A model consisting of sex of target, masculinity, and aggressive tendencies proved to be the best predictive model for unprovoked aggression, while provocation, masculinity, and aggressive tendencies comprised the best predictive model for provoked aggression. 4 tables and 37 references
Main Term(s): Aggression
Index Term(s): Behavior patterns; Prediction
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