The assessment of argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness in adolescent populations

Anthony Roberto, Margaret Finucane

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Abstract

This investigation extends the work of Infante & Rancer (1982) and Infante & Wigley (1986) by assessing the existence and measurability of argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness in adolescents. Results indicate that these two constructs, and the instruments used to measure them, are adaptable to adolescent populations. Specifically, the internal consistency and temporal stability of the Adolescent Argumentativeness Scale and the Adolescent Verbal Aggressiveness Scale suggest these instruments are reliable when used to assess these predispositions in adolescent populations. The instruments also demonstrated satisfactory face, concurrent, convergent, and discriminant validity. However, it appears that unlike their adult counterparts, children do not perceive argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness as independent constructs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-36
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Phytoremediation
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Argumentativeness
  • Reliability
  • Validity
  • Verbal aggressiveness

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  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Plant Science

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The assessment of argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness in adolescent populations. / Roberto, Anthony; Finucane, Margaret.

In: International Journal of Phytoremediation, Vol. 45, No. 1, 01.01.1997, p. 21-36.

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