MA (Master of Arts)
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Larry S. Miller
Michael C. Braswell, John T. Whitehead
In the past there have been numerous studies regarding how childhood factors can affect adult behavior and attitudes. In the present study 124 East Tennessee State University students were given surveys. The surveys included items measuring demographics, parenting styles, and aggression. This study examined the impact of parenting styles on aggressive tendencies and perceptions the subjects have as young adults as well as the effects of socioeconomic status on parenting styles and aggression. The findings suggest that mid-level income families demonstrated more affection and less aggression to the subjects surveyed.
Thesis - Open Access
Waddell, Nicole Danielle, "Childhood Factors Affecting Aggressive Behaviors" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1409. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1409
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