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Multiple Mediators for Peer-Directed Aggression and Happiness in Arab Adolescents Exposed to Parent–child Aggression

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  • Qutaiba Agbaria

    (Al-Qasmi College)

  • Liat Hamama

    (Tel Aviv University)

  • Hod Orkibi

    (University of Haifa)

  • Belle Gabriel-Fried

    (Tel Aviv University)

  • Tammie Ronen

    (Tel Aviv University)

Abstract

This study aimed to examine a multi-mediator model explaining how exposure to parent-child physical aggression may link with adolescents’ peer-directed physical aggression and their own subjective happiness, in an understudied Israeli Arab population. Mediators included hostility, anger, need to belong, and self-control. Arab adolescents from northern Israel (N = 155; 62 % girls, aged 16-17) completed questionnaires regarding parents’ physical violence toward them, their own aggression toward peers, need to belong, happiness, positive emotions, and selfcontrol skills. (a) Parent-child physical aggression linked positively with peerdirected aggression through the mediating associations of hostility with anger; (b) parent-child physical aggression linked negatively with peer-directed aggression and happiness through the mediation of adolescents’ increased need to belong; and (c) parent-child physical aggression was not directly linked with self-control, but selfcontrol directly linked negatively with peer-directed aggression and positively with happiness. Findings highlight pathways through which parent-child physical aggression may simultaneously influence adolescents’ aggressive behavior and happiness. The mediation detected possible process variables (e.g., yearning for belonging, self-control skills, hostile thoughts, and angry feelings) that researchers and clinicians can consider in designing prevention and treatment interventions to break the inter-generational cycle of violence.

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  • Qutaiba Agbaria & Liat Hamama & Hod Orkibi & Belle Gabriel-Fried & Tammie Ronen, 2016. "Multiple Mediators for Peer-Directed Aggression and Happiness in Arab Adolescents Exposed to Parent–child Aggression," Child Indicators Research, Springer;The International Society of Child Indicators (ISCI), vol. 9(3), pages 785-803, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:chinre:v:9:y:2016:i:3:d:10.1007_s12187-015-9346-y
    DOI: 10.1007/s12187-015-9346-y
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