SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS AND AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR AMONG YOUTHS

Sameeta Ng, Ng Zevina Chanu, L Roshan Singh, R. K. Lenin Singh

Abstract


Background and Objectives:The aim of the present study was to find out the relationship between aggression and socio demographic profiles of the study sample.

Methods: The sample consists of 300 college students from Imphal East and West districts of Manipur of which 150 cases were males and the other 150 cases were females. Students within the age group of 18-29 years, graduate and above and who were will to give consent for participating in the study were selected through convenient sampling technique. Semi-structure Proforma was used for collecting the socio-demographic profiles of the participants and Buss Perry Aggression Questionnaire was used for measuring aggression.

Results: The finding of the study showed no significant difference between overall aggression and the socio demographic factors of the study samples. However, aggressive subscales like hostility were found significant difference with respect to age range (p-value = 0.026) and education (p-value = 0.000). Physical aggression was also found to have significant difference with gender (p-value = 0.015) indicating that male were more involved in physical aggression. The findings also showed that verbal aggression has significant difference with respect to residence (p-value = 0.024).

Conclusion: The present study concluded thataggressive subscales like hostility were found more prominent among younger age college going students. Physical aggression was involved more among male gender than their female counterpart. The study also concluded that youth inhabited in rural area were more involved of verbal aggression than the urban inhabitants.In spite of the limitations, the present findings of the study could be useful for management to lessen aggressive behavior among youths.


Keywords


Youth, aggression, socio demographic factors

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