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Ethnicity, criminality, and the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6620107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Scores on the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory (BDHI) were analyzed in relation to violent versus nonviolent criminality and ethnic group membership within a sample of adult, male offenders. Although the white, Mexican-American, and black subjects differed on both psychometric and criminological variables, there was no statistically significant association between these predictors and criteria for either the total sample or the individual ethnic groups. The results were seen to contradict recent claims regarding the validity of the BDHI as a discriminator of violent behavior.
T R Holland; M Levi; G E Beckett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality assessment     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0022-3891     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Assess     Publication Date:  1983 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-11-23     Completed Date:  1983-11-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1260201     Medline TA:  J Pers Assess     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / psychology
Criminal Psychology*
Ethnic Groups / psychology*
European Continental Ancestry Group / psychology
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Hispanic Americans / psychology
Mexico / ethnology
Personality Inventory*

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