Perceived Aggressivity on Indonesian Male Face
A face can give information such as intelligence and aggresivity from the person.
Aggresivity in this study was categorized into anger, hostility, physical aggression,
and verbal aggression. The study is to assess Indonesian society capability to
perceive aggressivity from Indonesian male face. The respondents were 100
Indonesian males in Institut Teknologi Sumatera (ITERA), ranging from 19-51
years old, whose facial photographs were taken. The respondents were filling the
Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire (BPAQ; to measure aggression scale). The
mean of their BPAQ scales (total aggression, anger, hostility, physical aggression,
and verbal aggression) were 72.44±10.84, 17.37±3.97, 21.38±4.53, 18.97±4.65,
14.72±2.68, respectively. The average face was generated based on min-Q1 (LA)
and Q3-max (HA) scale. Next, the aggresivity of averaged LA and HA faces were
evaluated by raters. The raters consisted of 107 males and 101 females who were
randomly recruited in ITERA and Lampung, ranging from 17-67 years old. This
study demonstrated that education was a factor influenced aggeressivity in people
(generalized linear model, p-value<0.05). Male raters could not discriminate
aggressivity between two averaged face (X-squared = 2.103, p-value = 0.147).
Female raters perceived LA face as HA face (X-squared = 7.222, p-value = 0.007).
This result indicated that aggresivity of Indonesian people could not perceived on
Keywords : aggressivity; BPAQ; face; lampung; perception