Journal of Social Sciences

A Multi-Dimensional Model of Violent Behavior

Manuel Martinez-Pons

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2011.213.223

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 2

Pages 213-223


Problem statement: A model of violence (Multidimensional Model of Violent Behavior; MMVB) was tested. Approach: 416 university students were surveyed to ascertain the difficulty they experience in coping with different forms of violence, violence forms they are prone to exhibit and their levels of psychopathology. Results: Factor analysis disclosed evidence of the MMVB’s construct validity; and correlational analysis shed light on a) difficulty in handling aggression as a function of the violence forms of the MMVB and b) relations that exist among psychopathology and the MMVB’s violence forms. Conclusion: Implications for the treatment of violence were discussed and recommendations were made for further study.


© 2011 Manuel Martinez-Pons. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.