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Construction and Validation of Implicit Association Test for Aggressiveness


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Cerić, Nina. (2016). Construction and Validation of Implicit Association Test for Aggressiveness. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Galić, Zvonimir].

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The aim of this study was to design the Implicit association test for aggressiveness and examine its psychometric properties. Research was conducted as a part of a project at the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. The research included 97 participants. A constructed test was used as a measure of implicit aggressiveness and in this study it has shown good psychometric characteristics. The Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire was used to measure explicit aggressiveness and has shown moderate positive correlation with implicit aggressiveness. Results have shown that participants who achieve higher results on self-report questionnaires more likely tend to associate implicit aggressiveness with their self-concept. Furthermore, assumptions about the correlation of implicit and explicit aggressiveness with the reports of aggressiveness were confirmed. The Moralistic Social Desirability Responding Scale was used in order to examine criterion validity of the Implicit Aggressiveness Test but no significant correlation between them was found. Opposed to that, the criterion scale showed significant and moderate correlation with explicit aggressiveness, i.e. participants with higher results on self- reported aggressiveness achieve higher results on Moralistic Social Desirability Responding Scale. Although it shows satisfactory psychometric characteristics, the test’s validity needs to be further examined.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Implicit Association Test, aggressiveness, implicit measures of aggressiveness, explicit measures of aggressiveness
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Galić, Zvonimir
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 10:03
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2016 10:03

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