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Disentangling reactive and proactive aggression in Malaysian adolescents

August 19, 2017

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Can reactive and proactive aggression be disentangled in Eastern adolescents? Our lab’s latest publication provides an insight into this topic.

Recently published in the European Journal of Developmental Psychology, the validation paper by Naqi, Sheida, Paul Oosterveld and Carolien evaluated the psychometric properties of the self-report Instrument for Reactive and Proactive Aggression (IRPA) in 957 Malaysian adolescents. In addition to good factor structures of the questionnaire, their findings also suggest that the two motives of aggression have different association with intense emotions, such as shame, guilt and anger, and with negative behaviour, such as victimization. You can now read the Open Access article here.