Ekblad, S. (1986). Social determinants of aggression in a sample of Chinese primary school children. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 73 (5), 515-523.

Abstract:  Examined the relationship between children’s aggression levels and various social determinants (i.e., childrearing measures, daycare attendance, peer group influence, and TV-watching) in a sample of children in the People’s Republic of China. 290 primary school students (155 boys and 135 girls, aged 9-13 yrs) in Beijing were investigated using an aggression inventory. Ss’ parents were asked about childrearing measures and daycare experience, and teachers rated the Ss’ aggression, school achievement level, and membership in the Young Pioneers. Findings provide evidence that as aggressive behavior is undesired and suppressed in the Chinese culture in and outside the home, the children seemed to show lower levels and less variation of aggression behavior than children in permissive environments (e.g., Sweden). However, when analyzing sex differences in aggression, environmental influences alone might not explain the differences. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)