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Beatty, Michael J., Timothy R. Levine, Michael R. Kotowski and Martijn J. Van Kelegom. 2012. A Meta-Analysis of Trait–Behavior Correlations in Argumentativeness and Verbal Aggression. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 31 (1) : 95–111.
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SAGE Publications


This meta-analysis handles disputes over the reliability of two popular scales employed to delimitate trait argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness. It is suggested that the scales evaluate cognitive–affective rather than communication behavior propensities.