Aggressive Situational Cues Among Israeli Security Personnel

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Abstract

The present study enriches our knowledge on the relationship between security personnel and situational cues that may provoke aggression, such as arms and uniforms. The study examined 259 security personnel who completed an aggression questionnaire (AGQ). The study aimed (a) to compare the tendency toward aggression of security personnel who carry or do not carry arms and/or wear a uniform and (b) to compare the tendency toward aggression of men and women security personnel who carry or do not carry arms and/or wear a uniform. The findings indicated no main effect for aggression cueing classification. However, uniformed men had higher scores of physical aggression than women, and women scored significantly higher on anger than men when not carrying any aggressive cues. The findings also revealed that in general, men security personnel reported much higher physical aggression than women, while women showed slightly higher means of verbal aggression than men. The findings are discussed in light of the gender theory and research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1403-1416
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Interpersonal Violence
Volume30
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 May 2015

Bibliographical note

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Funding

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article. The author thanks the Schnitzer Foundation for Research on the Israeli Economy and Society for supporting this research.

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Schnitzer Foundation for Research on the Israeli Economy and Society

    Keywords

    • aggression
    • aggression cues
    • arms
    • security personnel
    • uniform

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