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Saeid Komasi Mozhgan Saeidi Ali Soroush Ali Zakiei

Abstract

Background: Aggression is one of the negative components of emotion and it is usually considered to be the outcome of the activity of the behavioral inhibition and the Behavioral Activation System (BIS/BAS): components which can be considered as predisposing factors for personality differences. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between brain behavioral systems and the characteristics of the five factor model of personality with aggression among students.

Methods: The present study has a correlation descriptive design. The research population included all of the Razi University students in the academic year of 2012-2013. The sampling was carried out with a random stratified method and 360 people were studied according to a table of Morgan. The study instruments were Buss and Perry Aggression Questionnaire, NEO Personality Inventory (Short Form), and Carver and White scale for BAS/BIS. Finally, SPSS20 was utilized to analyze the data using Pearson correlation, regression analysis, and canonical correlation.

Findings: The data showed there is a significant positive relationship between the neurosis and agreeableness personality factors with aggression; but there is a significant negative relationship between the extroversion, openness, and conscientiousness personality factors with aggression. Furthermore, there is a significant positive relationship between all the components of brain behavioral systems (impulsivity, novelty seeking, sensitivity, and tender) and aggression. The results of regression analysis indicated the personality characteristics and the brain behavioral systems which can predict 29 percent of the changes to aggression, simultaneously.

Conclusion: According to a predictable level of aggressiveness by the personality characteristics and brain behavioral systems, it is possible to identify the personality characteristics and template patterns of brain behavioral systems for the students which be presented to them as a necessary training in order to control and manage of anger and aggression.

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How to Cite
KOMASI, Saeid et al. The relationship between brain behavioral systems and the characteristics of the five factor model of personality with aggression among Iranian students. Journal of Injury and Violence Research, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 67-74, nov. 2015. ISSN 2008-4072. Available at: <http://jivresearch.org/jivr/index.php/jivr/article/view/696>. Date accessed: 13 dec. 2017.
Keywords
Aggression; Personality Characteristics; Brain behavioral systems
Section
Original Research Article

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