Expression of Hostility - Basis of Passive Aggressive Behavior. Correlational Study


  • Georgiana Corcaci Associate Professor PhD. Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences and Social Work, Petre Andrei University from Iasi, Romania



passive-aggressiveness, disorder, hostility, age


Debating the existence and nature of a series of personality disorders, this study revolves around one of the most controversial of them, this being the passive-aggressive personality disorder. The history of its conceptualization is nuanced and complicated, this determining frequent changes in the disorder’s structure and objectiveness. The purpose of this paper is to observe if there are any connections between the passive-aggressiveness, hostility and age. For this scope, there were being used two instruments, which are The Hostility Scale and the Existential Attitudes Questionnaire. Analyzing the results, it was once again showed that passive-aggressiveness cannot be correlated with variables such as the hostility levels or the age of an individual, this once named disorder remaining as difficult to interpret as it was before the decision of erasing it from the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (2013).


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How to Cite

Corcaci, G. (2023). Expression of Hostility - Basis of Passive Aggressive Behavior. Correlational Study. Eastern-European Journal of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, 6(1), 01-12.

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