The role of psychopathy factors in reactive aggression within a sample of prisoners

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/334488
Title:
The role of psychopathy factors in reactive aggression within a sample of prisoners
Authors:
Debowska, Agata; Zeyrek Rios, Emek Y.
Abstract:
Purpose - The main objective of this paper is to examine the role of four psychopathy factors (Interpersonal Manipulation, Callous Affect, Erratic Lifestyle, and Antisocial Behaviour) and the length of incarceration in reactive aggression. The predictive effect of dissatisfaction with peer relations, childhood experiences of violence, and criminal friends on reactive forms of aggressive acts is also explored. Design/methodology/approach – One hundred and twenty nine (N = 129) male prisoners incarcerated in Stargard Szczecinski Prison were recruited for the study. Cross-sectional design using self-report questionnaire of retrospective and prospective nature was utilised. Findings – Hierarchical multiple regression analysis revealed that only one psychopathy facet, Interpersonal Manipulation, forms a significant association with reactive aggression. Another accurate correlate of reactive aggression was the length of incarceration. Originality/value – The results of the present study indicate that the commonly suggested two-factor models of psychopathy may be misguided. Future studies examining the effect of psychopathy facets on aggression should consider Interpersonal Manipulation and Callous Affect as separate dimensions. Additionally, this study is the first to demonstrate that reactive aggression may be exacerbated during incarceration.
Affiliation:
University of Chester ; University of Huddersfield
Citation:
Journal of Criminal Psychology, 2015, 5(1), pp. 25-33
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
Journal of Criminal Psychology
Publication Date:
11-Nov-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/334488
DOI:
10.1108/JCP-10-2014-0014
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http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=jcp
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (http://chesterep.openrepository.com). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited http://dx.doi.org/
ISSN:
2009-3829
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorDebowska, Agataen
dc.contributor.authorZeyrek Rios, Emek Y.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-11T10:22:24Zen
dc.date.available2014-11-11T10:22:24Zen
dc.date.issued2014-11-11en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Criminal Psychology, 2015, 5(1), pp. 25-33en
dc.identifier.issn2009-3829en
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/JCP-10-2014-0014en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/334488en
dc.descriptionThis article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (http://chesterep.openrepository.com). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited http://dx.doi.org/en
dc.description.abstractPurpose - The main objective of this paper is to examine the role of four psychopathy factors (Interpersonal Manipulation, Callous Affect, Erratic Lifestyle, and Antisocial Behaviour) and the length of incarceration in reactive aggression. The predictive effect of dissatisfaction with peer relations, childhood experiences of violence, and criminal friends on reactive forms of aggressive acts is also explored. Design/methodology/approach – One hundred and twenty nine (N = 129) male prisoners incarcerated in Stargard Szczecinski Prison were recruited for the study. Cross-sectional design using self-report questionnaire of retrospective and prospective nature was utilised. Findings – Hierarchical multiple regression analysis revealed that only one psychopathy facet, Interpersonal Manipulation, forms a significant association with reactive aggression. Another accurate correlate of reactive aggression was the length of incarceration. Originality/value – The results of the present study indicate that the commonly suggested two-factor models of psychopathy may be misguided. Future studies examining the effect of psychopathy facets on aggression should consider Interpersonal Manipulation and Callous Affect as separate dimensions. Additionally, this study is the first to demonstrate that reactive aggression may be exacerbated during incarceration.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=jcpen
dc.subjectpsychopathy factorsen
dc.subjectreactive aggressionen
dc.subjectincarcerationen
dc.subjectprisonersen
dc.subjectexposure to violenceen
dc.titleThe role of psychopathy factors in reactive aggression within a sample of prisonersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester ; University of Huddersfielden
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Criminal Psychologyen
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