Presentation Type

Event

Disciplines

Psychology

Description/Abstract

Current research indicates that psychological aggression can lead to physical aggression. Thus, accurate measures of psychological aggression can be used to quell future physical aggression. However, unsound psychometric properties and fragmented definitions have diminished the accuracy of current psychological aggression scales. The purpose here is to create a sound psychological aggression scale. This part of the study focused on pilot testing preliminary items written to capture behaviors that constitute psychological aggression. An analysis revealed that some preliminary items required removal because of their abnormal distributions. The next step is to field test the items to establish the factor structure of the new scale.

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Faculty Mentor: Miguel Padilla

Keywords: Psychological aggression, Measurement development, Scale construction, Aggression

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Start Date

13-2-2016 8:00 AM

End Date

13-2-2016 12:30 PM

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Developing a Measure of Psychological Aggression: Stage 2

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Current research indicates that psychological aggression can lead to physical aggression. Thus, accurate measures of psychological aggression can be used to quell future physical aggression. However, unsound psychometric properties and fragmented definitions have diminished the accuracy of current psychological aggression scales. The purpose here is to create a sound psychological aggression scale. This part of the study focused on pilot testing preliminary items written to capture behaviors that constitute psychological aggression. An analysis revealed that some preliminary items required removal because of their abnormal distributions. The next step is to field test the items to establish the factor structure of the new scale.