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ERIC Number: EJ914498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 112
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Aggressiveness and Disobedience
Vaaland, Grete Sorensen; Idsoe, Thormod; Roland, Erling
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v55 n1 p1-22 Feb 2011
This study aims to conceptualize disobedient pupil behavior within the more general framework of antisocial behavior and to reveal how two forms of aggressiveness are related to disobedience. Disobedience, in the context of this article, covers disruptive pupil behavior or discipline problems when the pupil is aware of breaking a standard set by the teacher. Self-reported data were collected from a representative sample of Norwegian eighth-graders, 1,010 boys and 1,073 girls. Structural equation modeling, with latent variables, was used following LISREL 8.80. Analyses were conducted for boys and girls separately by multi-group modeling. Confirmatory factor analyses supported the construct of disobedience as homogenous across genders. Structural models confirmed reactive aggressiveness, proactive power-related, and proactive affiliation-related aggressiveness as predictors of disobedience in both boys and girls. (Contains 4 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway