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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2017, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (8): 1274-1288.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.01274

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 The relationship between aggression and self-esteem: A Meta-analysis

 SHI Guochun1,2; ZHANG Lihua1,3; FAN Huiyong2   

  1.  (1 School of Psychological Science, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China) (2 College of Education Sport Science, Bohai University, Jinzhou 121013, China) (3 China Liaoning Collaborative Innovation Center of Children and Adolescents Healthy Personality Assessment and Cultivation, Dalian 116029, China)
  • Received:2016-12-08 Online:2017-08-15 Published:2017-06-25
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Abstract:   A large body of researches have examined the relationship between aggression and self-esteem. Yet the findings are still inconclusive. A meta-analysis was conducted. Eighty-one relevant studies met the criteria for inclusion in the meta-analysis. The results indicated a moderate but negative correlation between self-esteem and aggression. Further moderating analysis revealed that 1) aggression was similarly and negatively associated with explicit self-esteem and implicit self-esteem; 2) aggression was positively associated with self-esteem instability and contingent self-esteem; 3) the relationship between aggression and self-esteem varied with grade and measurement. Future studies should examine the relationship between aggression and the heterogeneity of self-esteem.

Key words: self-esteem, aggression, meta-analysis

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