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The relation between physical aggression, size and strength, among a sample of young Indian men

Authors
Journal
Personality and Individual Differences
0191-8869
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
43
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2007.01.005
Keywords
  • Resource Holding Power
  • Physical Aggression
  • Size
  • Strength

Abstract

Abstract This study assessed the hypothesis derived from the concept of Resource Holding Power (RHP) that young men with greater size and strength would report more frequent physical aggression over the previous year. This was found to be the case in a sample of young Indian men, with stronger correlations between weight and height than strength, and with an act-based rather than a trait-based measure of physical aggression. The findings are discussed in relation to other reports from western samples linking size or strength and physical aggression.

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