Depicting Determinants and Effects of Intimacy and Verbal Aggressiveness Target through Social Network Analysis


Aim of this research is to suggest determinants and effects of intimacy (including also its extreme forms such erotic relation or life-partnership), measured in term of its effect, attraction, as well as to analyze relations between attraction and verbal aggressiveness. Complete social network analysis has been conducted in a class of students of Physical Education Department, University of Thessaly (N = 53). The data were collected with standardized questionnaires. Network analysis software (Visone) as well as cross-sectional analysis (SPSS) has been implemented. The results are: Attractiveness is gender-specific, as it is connected with male students. Younger students tend to be more attractive in physical appearance and dressing. The mother’s pedagogic influence becomes evident on the attractiveness of someone for life-partnership. The academic conformity is not conducive to the development of pleasant discussions. Spending money for entertainment and impressing try to outweigh attractive physical appearance. Being aware of preference for durable erotic relation strengthens self-confidence. A companionship seems to be of socio-intellectual or of emotional-sexual nature. Attractiveness seems to lead to verbal aggression. It seems also to reduce the tendency to escape to imaginary sceneries. Physical dimension appears to be stronger than mental parameters for maintaining a durable erotic relation. The desire for life-partnership without children appears to be favored by mental elements. Verbal-aggressors search for targets without meticulously examining weaknesses and strengths on each person. Distinct types of attractiveness are also detected, corresponding to the following patterns: general sociability (“friend”) which is also connected with mild (narcissistic) exploitation, erotic relation (“erotic”) which is an autonomous value system based on superficial criteria related to appearance, focusing on communication (“distant communicable”), being an idol (“fully narcissistically exploitable”) without any reality basis, and life-long occupation of a person (“life-long exploitable”).

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Hasanagas, N. and Bekiari, A. (2015) Depicting Determinants and Effects of Intimacy and Verbal Aggressiveness Target through Social Network Analysis. Sociology Mind, 5, 162-175. doi: 10.4236/sm.2015.53015.

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