Download PDF by Gary Elliott: Are our kids really that angry? : an empirical investigation

By Gary Elliott

ISBN-10: 3954896702

ISBN-13: 9783954896707

The first target for this examine used to be to behavior an empirical research to collect details within the kind of information from adolescent ladies and men within the Pretoria quarter of South Africa. info used to be accrued with respects to their point of actual aggression, verbal aggression, anger, hostility and melancholy. the data used to be used to spot even if correlations exist among the 3 variables anger, aggression and melancholy for South African youth.

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The procedure used to test the hypotheses is briefly explained. Information with relevance to the sample group selection process, description of the screening tools utilised (measuring instruments), the procedure undertaken to formulate and administer the final questionnaire and the method for analysis of the data collected from the sample group has been included. Hypotheses The literature study was completed and the following hypotheses were formulated. Hypothesis 1: Males are more likely to engage in physical aggression than females.

Adolescents that associate themselves with antisocial peers appear to be more prone to aggressive behaviour than others (Lynskey & Horwood: 1996). Adolescents who prefer to spend time alone or feel rejected by their peers; those who are socially withdrawn and shy are more likely to exhibit serious antisocial behaviour (Blumstein, Farrington & Moitra: 1985). Highly aggressive adolescents are 40 rejected by their peers, partly as a function of the poor social skills that accompanies their aggression.

In ability or failure to utilise reasoning and negotiation in the conflict situation is associated with an escalating pattern of psychological aggression and eventually physical aggression (Connolly & Josephson: 2007). Antisocial behaviour may be influenced by the adolescent’s peers (Keenan, Loeber & Zhang: 1995). In the pre-teen years aggressive children are often friends with other children with oppositional, aggressive children (Cairns & Cairns: 1994). Adolescents that associate themselves with antisocial peers appear to be more prone to aggressive behaviour than others (Lynskey & Horwood: 1996).

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