Inter-parental Conflict and Reactive and Proactive Aggression in Adolescence : A Moderated Mediation Model

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Journal of Psychology
Pages24
Volume51(Supplement)
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

Conference

Title31st International Congress of Psychology
LocationJapan
PlaceJapan
CityYokohama
Period24 - 29 July 2016

Abstract

This study investigated how inter-parental conflict influence adolescent’s reactive and proactive aggression through self-blame, and how this mediation effect is moderated by gender of adolescent. It’s the first study, as we known, to examine how self-blame and gender contribute to the association of inter-parental conflict with adolescent’s reactive and proactive aggression. Participants were 2,269 adolescents (aged 10–16 years) and their parents recruited from three middle schools in Guangzhou, China. Adolescent’s reactive and proactive aggression was reported by self and their both parents. Inter-parental conflict, and self-blame were both reported by adolescents. The results indicated that self-blame mediated inter-parental conflict’s effect on both self- and mother-reported reactive and proactive aggression. However, this mediation effect only exists in girls rather than in boys. Findings are embedded and discussed within Grych and Fincham’s (1990) cognitive-contextual framework, which may also shed light on prevention and treatment of reactive and proactive aggression.

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Inter-parental Conflict and Reactive and Proactive Aggression in Adolescence: A Moderated Mediation Model. / Zhou, Guangdong; Fung, Annis Lai Chu.
International Journal of Psychology. Vol. 51(Supplement) 2016. p. 24.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review