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ERIC Number: EJ834247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Is the Aggression Questionnaire Bias Free? A Rasch Analysis
Abd-El-Fattah, Sabry M.
International Education Journal, v8 n2 p237-248 Nov 2007
Buss and Perry (1992) developed the Aggression Questionnaire (AQ) to assess aggressiveness as a personality trait in high school and college samples. The AQ has been used by researchers in United States, Italy, Germany, Netherland, Japan, Canada, and Greece. The present study is reported on an Arabic adapted version of the AQ among a sample of 510 Egyptian high school students. An exploratory factor analysis technique defined four factors: physical aggression (9 items), verbal aggression (5 items), anger (7 items), and hostility (8 items). The correlation among the four factors ranged from 0.38 to 0.49. A confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the AQ could be described by four first levels factors that were linked by a higher order factor of general aggression. Rasch analysis showed that the AQ was bias free. Relevance of these findings to the assessment of the trait aggressiveness is discussed. (Contains 3 tables, 5 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt