Journal article

Gender, education and engagement in antisocial and risk-taking behaviours and emotional dysregulation

Kimberley A Brindle, Terence V Bowles, Elizabeth Freeman

ISSUES IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH | WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INST EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

This investigation examined the influence of gender and education attainment on engagement in antisocial and risk-taking behaviours and emotional dysregulation. A convenience sample (N = 285) of Australians, aged between 18 to 74, completed the Antisocial Engagement Questionnaire and the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale. Gender differences were evident as females engaged in lower levels of antisocial and risk-taking behaviours and experienced more emotional dysregulation than males. The constructs of interest were also influenced by an individual’s education attainment. Individuals with low education attainment had a higher propensity for engagement in antisocial and risk-taking beha..

View full abstract