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Criminal thinking patterns, aggression styles, and the psychopathic traits of late high school bullies and bully-victims.
Aggress Behav 2011 Mar-Apr; 37(2):145-60AB

Abstract

This study explored the current psychological characteristics and criminal behavior history of individuals who retrospectively reported being bullies, bully-victims, victims, or controls (i.e. neither victims nor bullies) during their last 2 years of high school. College students (n = 960) completed measures of criminal thinking, aggression, psychopathy, and criminal behavior online. We predicted bullies and bully-victims would demonstrate the highest scores for criminal thinking, proactive aggression, psychopathy, and have the most criminal infractions. Bullies and bully-victims had significantly higher scores on criminal thinking, aggression, psychopathy, and criminal behaviors than victims or controls. Additionally, men were significantly higher in criminal thinking, aggression, psychopathy, and had more criminal acts than women. There were no gender by bully group interactions. Logistic regression analyses differentiated bully-victims from bullies. Bully-victims tended to be male, higher in criminal thinking, and higher in reactive aggression. In addition, bully-victims were distinct from victims, showing higher criminal thinking and higher proactive aggression.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6040, USA. Laurie.Ragatz@mail.wvu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21274852

Citation

Ragatz, Laurie L., et al. "Criminal Thinking Patterns, Aggression Styles, and the Psychopathic Traits of Late High School Bullies and Bully-victims." Aggressive Behavior, vol. 37, no. 2, 2011, pp. 145-60.
Ragatz LL, Anderson RJ, Fremouw W, et al. Criminal thinking patterns, aggression styles, and the psychopathic traits of late high school bullies and bully-victims. Aggress Behav. 2011;37(2):145-60.
Ragatz, L. L., Anderson, R. J., Fremouw, W., & Schwartz, R. (2011). Criminal thinking patterns, aggression styles, and the psychopathic traits of late high school bullies and bully-victims. Aggressive Behavior, 37(2), pp. 145-60. doi:10.1002/ab.20377.
Ragatz LL, et al. Criminal Thinking Patterns, Aggression Styles, and the Psychopathic Traits of Late High School Bullies and Bully-victims. Aggress Behav. 2011;37(2):145-60. PubMed PMID: 21274852.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Criminal thinking patterns, aggression styles, and the psychopathic traits of late high school bullies and bully-victims. AU - Ragatz,Laurie L, AU - Anderson,Ryan J, AU - Fremouw,William, AU - Schwartz,Rebecca, Y1 - 2010/11/23/ PY - 2009/09/12/received PY - 2010/10/13/accepted PY - 2011/1/29/entrez PY - 2011/1/29/pubmed PY - 2011/5/26/medline SP - 145 EP - 60 JF - Aggressive behavior JO - Aggress Behav VL - 37 IS - 2 N2 - This study explored the current psychological characteristics and criminal behavior history of individuals who retrospectively reported being bullies, bully-victims, victims, or controls (i.e. neither victims nor bullies) during their last 2 years of high school. College students (n = 960) completed measures of criminal thinking, aggression, psychopathy, and criminal behavior online. We predicted bullies and bully-victims would demonstrate the highest scores for criminal thinking, proactive aggression, psychopathy, and have the most criminal infractions. Bullies and bully-victims had significantly higher scores on criminal thinking, aggression, psychopathy, and criminal behaviors than victims or controls. Additionally, men were significantly higher in criminal thinking, aggression, psychopathy, and had more criminal acts than women. There were no gender by bully group interactions. Logistic regression analyses differentiated bully-victims from bullies. Bully-victims tended to be male, higher in criminal thinking, and higher in reactive aggression. In addition, bully-victims were distinct from victims, showing higher criminal thinking and higher proactive aggression. SN - 1098-2337 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21274852/Criminal_thinking_patterns_aggression_styles_and_the_psychopathic_traits_of_late_high_school_bullies_and_bully_victims_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -