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The Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire: Construct validity and gender invariance among Argentinean adolescents

Author(s): Cecilia Reyna | Maria Gabriela Lello Ivacevich | Anahi Sanchez | Silvina Brussino

Journal: International Journal of Psychological Research
ISSN 2011-7922

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 30;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Aggression Questionnaire | adolescents | factor structure | gender invariance

The Aggression Questionnaire (Buss & Perry, 1992) is one of the most used instruments to assess aggression; it includes 29 items grouped into 4 factors. Furthermore, a reduced version of 12-item has been proposed (Bryant & Smith, 2001), and it has also been examined by several researchers. Nevertheless, Latin-American samples have rarely been included. In this study, exploratory and confirmatory models were evaluated among a sample of adolescents from Cordoba, Argentina (N = 371). Moreover, internal consistency and gender invariance were examined. A 2-factor structure resulted in the exploratory analysis, while 2- and 4-factor (short and long versions) structures showed acceptable fits in confirmatory analysis. In general, internal consistency was acceptable, and gender invariance was supported. Implications and limitations are discussed.
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