Aggression and conformity in college students : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
This study examined conformity and aggression in Reserve Officer Training Corps and Psychology 100 college students. The purpose was to determine if any difference in levels of aggression or conformity existed between the two samples. Participants took an online questionnaire that assessed levels of conformity and four subscales of aggression, physical, verbal, anger, and hostility. It was discovered that ROTC participants displayed higher levels of aggression, particularly physical, and PSYSC 100 participants displayed higher levels of conformity. Males scored higher in aggression than females. Younger participants displayed more hostility and conformity than older participants did. A negative correlation between conformity and aggression was found, as well. Examining aggression and conformity may provide useful information in the prevention of abuse and violence.