Personality and aggression in students from divorced and married families
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While studies have considered the effects of divorce on younger children in the short term, there appears to be a deficit in information about the effects of divorce on older adolescents and students. The present study investigated the longer-term effects of divorce on aggression, and also looked for Big Five personality differences that might exist between students from different family structures. Questionnaire data using the International Personality Item Pool’s (2001) Big Five personality measures and Buss and Perry’s (1992) aggression measures were gathered from 152 participants. No significant differences were found in terms of personality or aggression based on marital status, gender or age, and possible explanations for this are discussed in light of previous research.