antisocial behaviour

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antisocial behaviour

Behaviour that is verbally or physically harmful to other people, animals or property, including behaviour that severely violates social expectations for a given environment.

Antisocial behaviour is a component of antisocial personality disorder, as defined by the American Psychiatric Association in the DSM-IV.
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There were no statistical significant differences between patients and SSHS scores in the majority of domains and dimensions, except for cognitive dysregulation, suspiciousness, and dissocial behaviour, conduct problems, and callousness.
Gender modified the effect of the dissocial behaviour domain scores (F= 4.514, df= 1, p= .037, [[eta].sup.2]= .065), and the conduct problems dimension (F= 8.421, df= 1, p=.005, [[eta].sup.2]= .115).
Statistical significant differences also remained the same on paired comparisons of patients and SSHS, with three exceptions: patients scored significantly higher in compulsivity (z= -2.24, p= .025, Cohen's d= 1.259), whereas the differences disappeared in dissocial behaviour (z= -1.48, p= .139, Cohen's d= .60), and callousness (z= -1.54, p= .123, Cohen's d= .752).