The mediator role of anger expression styles between experiencing parental psychological aggression and psychological dating aggression perpetration among college students

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2016
Ergüder, Leyla
The purpose of the study is to investigate the role of anger expression styles as mediators of the association between experiencing parental psychological aggression and psychological dating aggression perpetration among dating college students. The sample of the study comprised of 614 college students from a public university in Hatay. Emotional Abuse and Neglect Subscale of Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTS), Anger Expression Style Subscale of State-Trait Anger-Anger Expression Styles Inventory (STAXI), Multidimensional Measure of Emotional Abuse (MMEA) and Personal Information Form were used to collect data. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was utilized to test the hypothesized model. The results of single-sample SEM demonstrated that the proposed model explained 15% of the variance in perpetration of psychological dating aggression. The findings revealed indirect effects of experiencing parental emotional aggression in predicting psychological dating aggression perpetration via expressing anger outwards and controlling anger types of anger expression styles. Therefore, the findings of the study demonstrated the importance of both parental and behavioral variables in use of psychological dating aggression. The theoretical and practical implications and recommendations for future research were presented.

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L. Ergüder, “The mediator role of anger expression styles between experiencing parental psychological aggression and psychological dating aggression perpetration among college students,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2016.