Sex Roles

, Volume 30, Issue 3–4, pp 177–188

Sex differences in physical, verbal, and indirect aggression: A review of recent research

  • Kaj Björkqvist


In the present article, recent research on sex differences in aggressive styles is reviewed. The concept of indirect aggression is particularly presented and discussed. It is argued that it is incorrect, or rather, nonsensical, to claim that males are more aggressive than females. A theory regarding the development of styles of aggressive behavior is presented.


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaj Björkqvist
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  1. 1.Abo Akadami UniversityAustralia

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