Relationship between Antisocial Personality and Antisocial Behaviour
The Moderating Role of Intrapersonal Peace among Adolescents
Keywords:Antisocial, Intrapersonal, Personality, Adolescents
This study examined the relationship between antisocial personality and antisocial behavior with intrapersonal peace as moderator. The participants were four hundred and fifty one (451) adolescents sampled from selected secondary school in Awka metropolis of Anambra State, Nigeria. Their age ranged from 14 to 17 years, with a mean age of 15.7 years and standard deviation of 1.01. Three instruments were employed in the study: the subtype antisocial behavior scale, antisocial personality scale and intrapersonal peace scale. Moderated regression statistic was adopted for data analysis. The results showed that there was a relationship between antisocial personality and antisocial behavior at β - .544, P<.01. Also, there was a relationship between intrapersonal peace and antisocial behavior at β -.544, P<.01. Intrapersonal peace moderated the relationship between antisocial personality and antisocial behavior at β -.43, P<01. The recommendation emphasized the importance of intrapersonal peace in the therapeutic process of managing antisocial behavior of secondary school children.