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A comparison of covert and overt aggression between men and women


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This study investigates the relationship of two types of aggression, covert aggression and overt aggression, in men and women. Much of the earlier research focused on what is now known as overt aggression, which is more characteristic of men (Berkowitz, 1993; Crick, Casas, & Mosher, 1997). Recent research led to the discovery that women can also be aggressive; however, they tend to display a different form of aggression classified as covert aggression (Bjorkqvist, Osterman, & Lagerspetz, 1994).

Data was collected from 205 (140 females, 65 males) undergraduate students, aged 18 to 52, utilizing The Aggression Questionnaire (AQ) and The Displaced Aggression Questionnaire (DAQ). Scores were calculated for total aggression, covert aggression, and overt aggression in men and women. There was not a significant difference in overt aggression and total aggression scores for men and women. Women produced higher scores on covert aggression compared to men.

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Subject
Clinical psychology;
Gender studies
Classification
0622: Clinical psychology
0733: Gender studies
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology; Aggression
Title
A comparison of covert and overt aggression between men and women
Author
Fink, Julie A.
Number of pages
98
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
1351
Source
DAI-B 70/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109214703
Advisor
Haveren, Richard Van
Committee member
Fisher, Deborah; Klein, Richard
University/institution
Capella University
Department
School of Psychology
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3359643
ProQuest document ID
305159741
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305159741
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