Gender differences in the correlates of reactive aggression

Agata Debowska, Michelle L A Mattison, Daniel Boduszek

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Abstract

The main aim of the present study was to examine the relationships between four psychopathy dimensions (Interpersonal Manipulation, Callous Affect, Erratic Lifestyle, and Antisocial Behaviour) as well as childhood exposure to violence and reactive aggression in men and women. Participants were a sample of working adults (N = 319) recruited from the University of Security in Poznan. Results indicated that reactive aggression among males formed significant associations with Erratic Lifestyle, Interpersonal Manipulation, and childhood exposure to violence. Only one variable, Erratic Lifestyle, was a significant correlate of reactive aggression in females. These findings are discussed in light of theory and previous research findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-476
Number of pages8
JournalPolish Psychological Bulletin
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015

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