Be Wide Awake: Aggressiveness on Children

Authors

  • Liji Sara Varghese
  • R.Kanagavalli
  • Greeny Treesa Jose
  • Hanna.E.Philip

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v13i3.16313

Keywords:

Aggressive behavior, Children, Higher primary school, Modified overt aggression scale, Snowball sampling.

Abstract

Background of the Study: Aggression is one of the most prevalent behavioral aspects in children which
cause a lot of concern in present days. Reactively aggressive children do not seek to meet goals through
aggressive behavior. Instead they react negatively to perceived or actual threats and are easily irritated.
Objective: The study examines the aggressive behavior among school children attending higher primary
school in selected village, Mangalore.
Methods: A non-experimental descriptive design was chosen to assess the aggressive behavior among
children by using a Modified Overt Aggression Scale and total of 60 samples were selected using the
Snowball sampling technique.
Results: The findings clearly revealed that 48 subjects (80%) were having mild aggressive behavior. With
regard to the association of demographic variables, religion, birth order, occupational status of parents,
family income and parents opinion regarding aggressive behavior had statistically significant association
with the aggressive behavior among children attending higher primary school at p<0.05 level.
Conclusion: The study infers that adolescents have considerable level of aggressive behavior. It is important
to indicate that aggression is a problem which continues through the adolescents and adulthood and hence it
is just not a problem at that point of time.

Author Biographies

Liji Sara Varghese

Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Dr. MGR Educational & Research Institute, Chennai. TamilNadu, India,
Principal, Zulekha Nursing College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

R.Kanagavalli

Principal, Zulekha Nursing College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Greeny Treesa Jose

Associate Professor, Psychiatry Nursing,Department, PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore, TamilNadu

Hanna.E.Philip

4th year BSc Nursing Students, Zulekha Nursing College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Published

2021-06-14