Proactive and reactive aggression in delinquent adolescents: relations to aggression outcome expectancies.

@article{Smithmyer2000ProactiveAR,
  title={Proactive and reactive aggression in delinquent adolescents: relations to aggression outcome expectancies.},
  author={Catherine M Smithmyer and J. Andrew Hubbard and Robert F. Simons},
  journal={Journal of clinical child psychology},
  year={2000},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={86-93}
}
Investigated whether the relation between aggression and the tendency to expect positive outcomes for aggressive behavior is specific to the proactive subtype of aggression (as opposed to the reactive subtype). In a sample of 86 incarcerated adolescent boys ages 13 to 18, we measured outcome expectancies for aggression using audiotaped hypothetical vignettes. For each participant, staff members completed proactive and reactive aggression rating scales. Regression analyses revealed that the… CONTINUE READING

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