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Shamsipour H, Bazani M, Tashkeh M, Mohammadi S. The Role of Negative Affects and Emotion Dysregulation in Aggression. PCP. 2018; 6 (4) :249-256
URL: http://jpcp.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-556-en.html
1- Department of Psychology, School of Psychology and Education, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Clinical Psychology, Student Research Committee, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Mental Health Research Center, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health (Tehran Institute of Psychiatry), Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (191 Views)
Objective: Emotion dysregulation, negative affects, and aggression can affect each other. This study aimed to demonstrate the role of the negative effects and emotion dysregulation in aggressio.
Methods: The statistical population was Kharazmi University students that 280 of them were selected by random multiphasic sampling method. The study instruments were Buss-Perry aggression questionnaire, the short form of cognitive emotion regulation questionnaire and positive affect and negative affect scale. The Pearson correlation, Student t test, and hierarchical regression tests were used to analyse the data.
Results: Gender, negative affect and maladaptive emotion regulation strategies (rumination, catastrophizing, and others blaming) were correlated with aggression. After controlling for gender and negative affect, maladaptive emotion regulation explained only 0.029% of the aggression variance and in this case and negative affect could explain 11.4% of its variance. Furthermore, by controlling for gender and negative affect, others blaming and catastrophizing strategies could explain 0.077% of the aggression variance.
Conclusion: This study demonstrates the more important role of negative affect in predicting aggression. It seems that efficient methods to improve mood state can be helpful in aggression reduction.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Cognitive behavioral
Received: 2018/02/26 | Accepted: 2018/06/10 | Published: 2018/10/1

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