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Concept analysis: aggression.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Issues in mental health nursing
Publication Date
Volume
25
Issue
7
Pages
693–714
Identifiers
PMID: 15371137
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The concept of aggression is important to nursing because further knowledge of aggression can help generate a better theoretical model to drive more effective intervention and prevention approaches. This paper outlines a conceptual analysis of aggression. First, the different forms of aggression are reviewed, including the clinical classification and the stimulus-based classification. Then the manifestations and measurement of aggression are described. Finally, the causes and consequences of aggression are outlined. It is argued that a better understanding of aggression and the causal factors underlying it are essential for learning how to prevent negative aggression in the future.

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