Aggression among adolescents across different socio-economic developmental strata: A comparative study

Kumari, Vandana; Kang, Tejpreet K.; Princy
October 2014
Indian Journal of Health & Wellbeing;2014, Vol. 5 Issue 10, p1194
Academic Journal
The present study entitled "aggression among adolescents across different socio-economic developmental strata-A comparative study" was under taken in the Ludhiana district of Punjab state. The study was designed to compare the aggression among adolescent boys and girls across different socio-economic and developmental strata. The sample comprised of 400 adolescents (200 boys and 200 girls) in the age group of 13-17 years equally distributed over two socio-economic developmental strata, i.e. low and middle. Socio-economic status scale by Bharadwajand Buss-Durkee aggression scale by Sultania were used to collect the data. Results revealed that adolescent boys were more assaultive, negative and verbally aggressive than adolescent girls, while girls were more suspicious than boys. A significant mean difference was found among low and middle socio-economic developmental adolescents. Low socio-economic developmental adolescents were more assaultive and suspicious than their middle socio-economic development counterparts while middle socio-economic developmental adolescents supersedes low socio-economic development adolescents in expression of indirect aggression.


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