Convergent and discriminant validity of the Taylor and Buss measures of physical aggression

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Abstract

Although the Taylor and Buss paradigms have been the most widely used measures of human physical aggression, few attempts have been made to establish validity of the measures. The present investigation attempted to demonstrate convergent and discriminant validity of the paradigms. Fifty‐five males engaged in five tasks designed to measure helping, competition, and aggression. Correlations computed among these measures lend support for convergent and discriminant validity of the Taylor and Buss paradigms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-24
Number of pages10
JournalAggressive Behavior
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Buss paradigm
  • Taylor paradigm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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