Private Self-consciousness and Gender Moderate How Adolescents' Values Relate to Aggression

Maya Benish-Weisman, Kristina L. Mcdonald

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The relationship between values and aggression and the moderating roles of gender and private self- consciousness (PSC) on these relations were examined. Participants were 642 Arabic and Jewish adolescents in Israel (M age = 13.79, SD=51; 53.9 percent females). Values and PSC were measured by self-reports and aggression was measured by peer nominations. Aggression was positively correlated with self-enhancement and openness to change values, and negatively correlated with self-transcendence and conservation values. The results also suggested that PSC and gender play an important role in moderating these relations. The study's contributions to value theory and its practical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)766-781
Number of pages16
JournalSocial Development
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2015

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© 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


  • Adolescence
  • Aggression
  • Gender
  • Values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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