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Appetitive aggression in former combatants - Derived from the ongoing conflict in DR Congo

Appetitive aggression in former combatants - Derived from the ongoing conflict in DR Congo

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HECKER, Tobias, Katharin HERMENAU, Anna MAEDL, Thomas ELBERT, Maggie SCHAUER, 2012. Appetitive aggression in former combatants - Derived from the ongoing conflict in DR Congo. In: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 35(3), pp. 244-249. ISSN 0160-2527. eISSN 1873-6386. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2012.02.016

@article{Hecker2012-05Appet-21428, title={Appetitive aggression in former combatants - Derived from the ongoing conflict in DR Congo}, year={2012}, doi={10.1016/j.ijlp.2012.02.016}, number={3}, volume={35}, issn={0160-2527}, journal={International Journal of Law and Psychiatry}, pages={244--249}, author={Hecker, Tobias and Hermenau, Katharin and Maedl, Anna and Elbert, Thomas and Schauer, Maggie} }

2012-05 International Journal of Law and Psychiatry ; 35 (2012), 3. - S. 244-249 Maedl, Anna Soldiers and combatants often report that committing violence can be appealing, fascinating and exciting (Elbert, Weierstall, & Schauer, 2010). This appetite for aggression was investigated in a sample of 224 former combatants from different armed groups and forces in eastern DRC. In a semistructured interview they were questioned about their military history, exposure to violence and perpetrated violence. Appetitive aggression was assessed with a 15-item-scale (Weierstall & Elbert, 2011), which was successfully implemented in comparable samples (Weierstall, Schalinski, Crombach, Hecker, & Elbert, submitted for publication). A sequential multiple regression was conducted to determine possible predictors of appetitive aggression. Perpetrated violence types, recruitment type, and joining as a child were significant predictors and explained 26% of the variability in appetitive aggression. Duration or military rank within the armed group and exposure to violence did not play a significant role. Thus, combatants reporting high levels of appetitive aggression are characterized by perpetrating a high number of violent acts, joining armed groups on their own accord and as children. Joining an armed group on one's own accord indicates pre-existing appetitive aggression. However, joining young and perpetrating violence on a regular basis seem to intensify the appetite for aggression. Hermenau, Katharin deposit-license Schauer, Maggie Hecker, Tobias Hecker, Tobias Maedl, Anna 2013-02-11T09:41:05Z Elbert, Thomas Hermenau, Katharin Schauer, Maggie eng 2013-02-11T09:41:05Z Elbert, Thomas Appetitive aggression in former combatants - Derived from the ongoing conflict in DR Congo

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