Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The continuous rise of violence among young people has caused aggression to become a variable of interest for society. Many people believe that controlling external factors will prevent the aggressive nature of children from developing. However, the key to reducing aggression may lie in the development of proper internal coping skills. The present study focused on problem-soling ability, a component that can be taught. The relationship between problem-solving and aggression was examined, as well as how gender moderates this connection. It was hypothesized that a negative relationship existed between the two variables and that the correlation would be stronger for men than for women. The Aggression Questionnaire and the Problem-Solving Inventory were administered to a sample of 46 undergraduates, 23 men and 23 women. The Pearson r correlation showed the predicted negative relationship between problem-solving and aggression. In addition this relationship was significantly stronger for the sample of men than it was for women. These results were discussed in terms of differential socialization patterns, especially during college years.
BF1 .M63 v. 8 no. 1 2001
"The influence of gender on the relationship between problem-solving and agression,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol8/iss1/3