Confirmatory factor analysis of The Aggression Questionnaire

Behav Res Ther. 1995 Nov;33(8):991-3. doi: 10.1016/0005-7967(95)00038-y.


A confirmatory factor analysis of the factor structure of The Aggression Questionnaire created by Buss and Perry (1992) [Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 63, 452-459] was conducted to assess whether the scale's purported 4 factors emerged. The results generally supported the 4-factor model. However, the hostility factor may be improved if 2 items pertaining to suspicion are removed from the scale. These items had relatively low loadings on that factor and decreased the hostility scale's internal reliability.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aggression / psychology*
  • Factor Analysis, Statistical
  • Female
  • Hostility
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mathematical Computing
  • Personality Assessment / statistics & numerical data*
  • Psychometrics
  • Reference Values