Psychological features of aggression in adolescence



We present the results of empirical study of the psychological characteristics of aggression and frustration response in adolescents with different types of socialization. We describe the qualitative and quantitative aspects of aggression in adolescence. We show the nature of the relationship of a aggressiveness features with type of socialization in adolescents. The described study involved 125 male adolescents aged 13-14 years, enrolled in the VIII grade (56 cadets and 69 students). We used methods of testing, survey, subjective scaling. In cadets, we found elevated rates of aggression and hostility, the prevalence of physical aggression, high scores on Irritation, Verbal aggression and Suspicion, as well as the prevalence in situations of frustration of extrapunitive reactions with “fixation on self-defense”. In the group of students of secondary school, the levels of aggression and hostility an on upper limit of test norms, impunitive reactions, indirect aggression, guilt, constructive reaction with “fixation on meeting needs” prevail.

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Keywords: aggression, hostility, violence, adolescence, young cadets, teenagers, students

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Kuznetsova S.O., Abramova A. Psychological features of aggression in adolescence [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2014. Vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 100–107. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2014060112. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Svetlana O. Kuznetsova, PhD in Psychology, senior research scientistsenior research scientist, Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Aida Abramova, PhD in Psychology, senior research scientist, The Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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