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Moderate and severe aggression justification in instrumental and reactive contexts

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Peña Fernández, María Elena de la y Andreu Rodríguez, José Manuel y Graña Gómez, José Luis y Pahlavan, F. y Ramirez, J. Martin (2008) Moderate and severe aggression justification in instrumental and reactive contexts. Social Behavior & Personality, 36 (2). 229 -238. ISSN 0301-2212

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The main goal of this study was to analyze the justification of interpersonal aggression in various situations or contexts. For this purpose, a self-report instrument was employed that measures different kinds of aggressive behaviors in situations in which it may be considered justified: the Cuestionario de Actitudes Morales sobre Agresión (CAMA; Ramirez, 1991), a reliable and valid test to measure the different degrees to which youth and adolescents may justify interpersonal aggression (Ramirez & Andreu, 2006). A large sample (N = 735) of participants from various educational centers of Madrid was utilized. Results revealed that normative beliefs vary as a function of age, sex, and the instrumental-reactive context. Reactive situations elicited higher levels of justification than instrumental situations and higher levels in the justifying beliefs about severe aggression were found among men than among women and in adolescents than in young adults. There were no significant differences in the justifying beliefs about moderate aggression.


Tipo de documento:Artículo
Palabras clave:Justification of aggression, Normative beliefs, Instrumental and reactive aggression, Youth, Adolescents, Sex differences
Materias:Ciencias Biomédicas > Psicología > Emoción y agresividad
Código ID:8410
Depositado:15 Feb 2010 09:30
Última Modificación:06 Feb 2014 08:06

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