Open Access Thesis
Anger -- Psychological aspects; Sex differences; Academic theses;
Previous research indicates that males primarily use physical aggression and females use relational aggression when angered. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether males are really primarily physically aggressive and if females are primarily relationally aggressive when angered, through qualitative methodology. One group of males and one group of females participated in an online chat room discussion. Groups and individuals discussed situations that angered them and how they responded to being angered. Dialogue was evaluated to answer the question: Do males and females tend to aggress in gender normative manners? Four themes emerged from discussion indicating that these males and females do not aggress in gender normative manners when angered. Reactions to being angered are presented.
Year of Submission
Specialist in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Barry J. Wilson
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©2006 Austin Beer
Beer, Austin, "A Qualitative Study: Does Anger Elicit Gender Normative Aggressive Reactions?" (2006). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1135.