Sex and country related specificity of readiness for aggression among adolescents
Keywordsreadiness for aggression, emotional-impulsive readiness (E – IR), habitual- -cognitive readiness (H – CR) and personality-imminent readiness (P – IR)
Readiness for aggression is defined as a set of psychological processes and structures that regulate (underlie) aggressive manifestations. It is reasonable to identify three main classes of such mechanisms: emotional-impulsive readiness (E – IR), habitual-cognitive readiness (H – CR) and personality-imminent readiness (P – IR). Readiness for aggression was diagnosed by a psychometrically verified inventory, The Readiness for Interpersonal Aggression Inventory (RIAI; Frączek, Konopka, Smulczyk, 2008). The study was run on 984 students (534 males and 450 females) from Poland, China, Spain and Uruguay, mean age 16,53. The analyses yielded the following findings: boys manifested significantly higher level of H – CR and P – IR then girls find it is true for every country. At the same time girls manifested significantly higher indicator of E – IR than boys, but only in case of Poland and Uruguay. It seems that both sex-related roles and nationality are to some extend related to manifested level of differences in a level of measured forms of readiness for interpersonal aggression.
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