Assessment of Aggression among High Schools Students
Keywords:Assessment. Aggression. High Schools Students
Background: Aggression is a behavioral characteristic that refers to forceful actions or procedures (such a
deliberate attack) with intentions to dominate or master. It tends to be hostile, injurious, or destructive, and
is often motivated by frustration for an individual, aggressive behavior is considered understandable and
normal under appropriate circumstances, but when it is frequent, intense, lasting, and pervasive, it is more
likely to be a symptom of a mental disorder. Likewise, aggression between groups, can be in the form of
healthy competition, but can become harmful when unfair or unjust disadvantage or frustration is perceived,
leading to hostility. Objectives: assessment aggression among high school students. Methodology: A
descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in order to achieve the stated objectives. The study has
begun from 1st September 2018. Settings of the Study: The settings of the study include (41) High secondary
schools which are distributed in (3) Districts of Al-Najaf Governorate, urban (23) schools and rural (18)
schools, these schools are systematic randomly selected. Results: most majority was moderate aggressive
by 52.7%. Conclusions: this study show which included an overall assessment of Aggressive, where the
study showed that the most majority was moderate aggressive. Recommendations: Supporting educational
methods by the Educational Committee that limits aggressive behavior of adolescents in schools, such as
(moving away from scenes of an aggressive nature, beating, violence, fighting, quarrels, and blood scenes).
And The teacher devotes part of the lesson time to clarifying issues and harms of aggression, and to show the
benefits of tolerance and contentment. and The school administration cooperated with the teenager’s family
to identify the causes of his aggression. Finally, The Ministry of Education is working to create posters that
reject aggression and suspend it throughout the school.
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