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How Adolescent Life Events Affect Reactive Aggression: A Mediation Model

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How negative life events affect adolescences’ reactive aggression was investigated in the current study. A structural equation model of negative life events and reactive aggression (RA) with self-esteem and emotional stability as mediating variables was established. The results indicated that negative life events directly affected RA, and also associated with RA by changing the emotional state. That is, with negative life events, the emotional state tends to be unstable, and then improve the level of reactive aggression. In addition, negative life events can also improve the instability of emotional state by reducing self-esteem, thus improving RA.