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Volume :31 Issue : 2 2003      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Auther : Tawfik Abdel - Moniem Tawfik

 

The purpose of this study was to examine the factorial structure of aggressive behavior among a sample of secondary schools and university students by using Buss and Perry Inventory (Buss & Perry, 1992). The inventory was administered to a sample consisting of 310 students in the secondary schools (140 males & 170 females) and 209 students in the university (100 males and 109 females). The factor analysis identified six factors among university students these were: general aggression, verbal aggression, anger, hostility, verbal/physical aggression and impulsiveness. Seven factors were identified in secondary school students; these were: general aggression, hostility/verbal aggression. verbal aggression/anger, aggression/anger, hostility/anger, impulsiveness and physical aggression. The result of this study showed that there is a significant difference, concerning this issue, between male and female students in secondary school samples. The males had high scores in general aggression, hostility/verbal aggression, impulsiveness and physical aggression. Difference between males and females in university students revealed that the males had high scores in hostility, while the females had high scores in verbal aggression. Results were discussed in the light of findings from previous studies.

Keywords: Aggressive behavior - Verbal aggression - Hostility -

Impulsiveness - Anger.

 

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