Relación entre funcionamiento familiar y agresividad en adolescentes

  1. María Isabel Vegas Miguel
Supervised by:
  1. Raquel de la Fuente Anuncibay Director
  2. Manuel Mateos Agut Director

Defence university: Universidad de Burgos

Year of defence: 2021

  1. Juan Alfredo Jiménez Eguizábal Chair
  2. María Carmen Palmero Cámara Secretary
  3. Francisco José del Pozo Serrano Committee member
  4. Raquel Flores Buils Committee member
  5. Joan Boada Grau Committee member

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 651865 DIALNET lock_openRIUBU editor


As a product of post-modernity, the Spanish family has changed dramatically in recent decades. This doctoral thesis analyzes whether these changes are linked to the aggressive behavior shown by adolescents. 1196 adolescents (50% boys; 50% girls), aged 14 to 18 years old, were selected and their level of aggressiveness, substance abuse and various aspects of family functioning were studied. The questionnaires BPAQ for adolescents and the FACES IV package were used. The results showed a close relationship among these variables: chaotic and disorganized families, with a lack of emotional bonding or excessive rigidity, in which there has been physical abuse or family conflicts, as well as single-mother or reconstituted families, or with the presence of step-siblings, have higher rates of aggression in adolescent children. Boys are physically more aggressive and girls show more anger and hostility. Alcohol, tobacco and joints also significantly increase aggression. On the other hand, to have meals with the family, a good family communication and the protective presence of the mother are important factors in preventing aggressive behavior.