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A Comparitive Study on Level and Direction of Aggression in High and Low Rejection Sensitive Adolescents


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1 Department of Psychology, Christ College, Autonomous Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India
     

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Rejection sensitivity is a psychological condition which is characterized by over sensitivity to rejection. It can be roughly defined as a cognitive-affective processing dynamic whereby individuals are led to anxiously expect and perceive rejection from others. The present study is doing as an exploration of rejection sensitivity among adolescents and to find out the level and direction of aggression. The sample consisted of 200 (133 girls&67 boys) school going adolescents within age range of 13 to 19 collected using convenient sampling for the first half of the study and 10 percent with high and low rejection sensitive sub sample were selected from the main sample for the second part of the study. The main tools used are Rejection Sensitivity Questionnaire and Rosenzeigw's Picture Frustration Study. Major findings of the study was the low rejection sensitive boys and girls use ego defensive type of aggression. Low rejection sensitive girls direct their aggression to the environment and low rejection sensitive boys direct their aggression by denying it. The high rejection sensitive girls use obstacle dominant type of aggression and boys use ego defensive type of aggression. The high rejection sensitive adolescents direct their aggression towards the environment.

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Aggression, Rejection Sensitivity, Adolescents.
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P. D. Bishmi
Department of Psychology, Christ College, Autonomous Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India

Abstract


Rejection sensitivity is a psychological condition which is characterized by over sensitivity to rejection. It can be roughly defined as a cognitive-affective processing dynamic whereby individuals are led to anxiously expect and perceive rejection from others. The present study is doing as an exploration of rejection sensitivity among adolescents and to find out the level and direction of aggression. The sample consisted of 200 (133 girls&67 boys) school going adolescents within age range of 13 to 19 collected using convenient sampling for the first half of the study and 10 percent with high and low rejection sensitive sub sample were selected from the main sample for the second part of the study. The main tools used are Rejection Sensitivity Questionnaire and Rosenzeigw's Picture Frustration Study. Major findings of the study was the low rejection sensitive boys and girls use ego defensive type of aggression. Low rejection sensitive girls direct their aggression to the environment and low rejection sensitive boys direct their aggression by denying it. The high rejection sensitive girls use obstacle dominant type of aggression and boys use ego defensive type of aggression. The high rejection sensitive adolescents direct their aggression towards the environment.

Keywords


Aggression, Rejection Sensitivity, Adolescents.