Correlates of self-reported early childhood aggression in subjects volunteering for drug studies

Carles Muntaner, Craig Nagoshi, Jerome H. Jaffe, Daniel Walter, Charles Haertzen, Diana H Fishbein

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Abstract

The construct validity of a retrospective self-report measure of early childhood aggression, the Early Experience Questionnaire (EEQ), was assessed in a sample of substance abusing volunteers for drug studies at a research center in Baltimore. In contrast to the diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD), EEQ scores were not only associated with adult aggression, criminality, and substance abuse, but were also highly correlated with a cluster of measures reflecting emotionally reactive impulsivity. Correlations of the EEQ with the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory confirmed earlier findings obtained on a sample of alcoholics. Over and above the predictive influence of APD, early childhood aggression had some predictive influence on the incidence and severity of substance abuse but a substantial influence on the prediction of criminality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-402
Number of pages20
JournalAmerican Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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Aggression
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Substance-Related Disorders
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Baltimore
MMPI
Impulsive Behavior
Alcoholics
Self Report
Volunteers
Incidence
Research
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Muntaner, Carles ; Nagoshi, Craig ; Jaffe, Jerome H. ; Walter, Daniel ; Haertzen, Charles ; Fishbein, Diana H. / Correlates of self-reported early childhood aggression in subjects volunteering for drug studies. In: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 1989 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 383-402.
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In: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Vol. 15, No. 4, 01.01.1989, p. 383-402.

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