ERIC Number: EJ696461
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Publication Date: 2004-Aug-1
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Towards the Development of a Conflict Escalation Model: The Case of Israeli Youth.
Winstok, Zeev; Eisikovits, Zvi; Fishman, Gideon
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v33 n4 p283 Aug 2004
The aim of this study was to present and initially test a model of escalation to verbal and physical aggression among Israeli youths. Stratified sampling was used to obtain data from 799 students in the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades of junior high schools in a northern Israeli city and its suburbs. A structural equation model (SEM) analysis confirmed that there is a significant positive correlation between the constructs of the so-called escalation preference and capability, and showed that both significantly influenced the escalation pattern. In addition, boys and younger students appeared to demonstrate a higher escalatory tendency than girls and older students. Theoretical and practical implications for professional intervention are discussed.KEY WORDS: conflict; escalation; aggression; interaction unit of analysis; youth.
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