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A Multi-Dimensional Model of Violent Behavior

Manuel Martinez-Pons1
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Journal of Social Sciences
Volume 7 No. 2, 2011, 213-223


Submitted On: 30 January 2011 Published On: 9 March 2011

How to Cite: Martinez-Pons, M. (2011). A Multi-Dimensional Model of Violent Behavior. Journal of Social Sciences, 7(2), 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.

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  • victimizer psychopathology
  • violence-coping behavior
  • Comparative Fit Index (CFI)
  • Psychotic Features (PF)
  • conceptual framework
  • social sciences
  • personal dysfunction
  • violent attack
  • psychological aggression
  • Hostile Control (HC)
  • Suicidal Thinking (ST)
  • Alienation (AN)
  • Effect Size Coefficient (ESC)