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Towards an integrated understanding of aggression in the general population : findings from an epidemiological catchment area study

dc.contributor.authorLeclair, Marichelle C.
dc.contributor.authorRoy, Laurence
dc.contributor.authorCaron, Jean
dc.contributor.authorCrocker, Anne
dc.contributor.authorReyes, Andrea
dc.subjectRisk factorsfr
dc.subjectMental healthfr
dc.subjectImpulsive behaviorfr
dc.subjectRisk assessmentfr
dc.subjectEpidemiologic studiesfr
dc.titleTowards an integrated understanding of aggression in the general population : findings from an epidemiological catchment area studyfr
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversité de Montréal. Faculté des arts et des sciences. Département de psychologiefr
dcterms.abstractThe goal of this study is to identify patterns of various forms of aggression in the general population and their psychosocial and environmental correlates. Data from the Montreal Epidemiological Catchment Area study (N = 1855) were analyzed using latent class analysis and multinomial logistic regression. Four classes were identified: a ‘Low Aggression’ profile (91.4%) – individuals were older, more likely to be women, and had greater quality of life – and three profiles with individuals displaying aggression. The ‘Acting out’ profile (4.3%) reported property and mild verbal aggression, and profile membership was associated with impulsivity. The ‘Violent’ profile (2.0%) reported severe verbal aggression and physical aggression, and membership was associated with posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders. Finally, the ‘Self-injuring’ profile (2.2%) reported self-harming behaviors along with mild verbal aggression and property destruction and were psychologically distressed. Findings are consistent with the risk factors in violence risk assessment instruments. They also shed light on how different types of aggression are interrelated and may help in the development of a psychological formulation of individuals for whom different types of aggression co-occur so that integrated prevention strategies may be put in
dcterms.alternativeAggression in the general populationfr
UdeM.ReferenceFournieParDeposantLeclair, M. C., Reyes, A., Roy, L., Caron, J., & Crocker, A. (2019). Towards an Integrated Understanding of Aggression in the General Population: Findings from an Epidemiological Catchment Area Study. Personality and Individual Differences, 145, 64–69.
UdeM.VersionRioxxVersion acceptée / Accepted Manuscriptfr
oaire.citationTitlePersonality and individual differences

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