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Association of Aggression and Family Environment among Rural and Urban Adolescents of Ludhiana District


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The present study was conducted to assess the association of aggression and family environment among rural and urban adolescents. A total sample of 240 adolescents (120 rural & 120 urban) in the age range of 16-18 years was randomly drawn from four Government Senior Secondary Schools of rural and urban area of Ludhiana district. Aggression Scale by Mathur and Bhatnagar (1995) and Family Environment Scale by Bhatia and Chadha (1993) were used to measure the aggression and family environment of the adolescents. The results revealed that both rural and urban adolescents had average level of aggression. Urban adolescents showed high level of aggression as compared to rural adolescents. The results also demonstrated that family environment affected aggressive behaviour of adolescents. Perception levels for various dimensions of family environment were different in urban and rural respondents. Significant locale differences in mean scores were found in expressiveness, conflict, independence, active-recreational orientation and control dimension of family environment. Aggression had negative but significant correlation with cohesion and acceptance and caring in urban adolescents.

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Adolescents, Aggression and Family Environment.
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Authors

Jasmeen Kaur
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Asha Chawla
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Deepika Vig
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Abstract


The present study was conducted to assess the association of aggression and family environment among rural and urban adolescents. A total sample of 240 adolescents (120 rural & 120 urban) in the age range of 16-18 years was randomly drawn from four Government Senior Secondary Schools of rural and urban area of Ludhiana district. Aggression Scale by Mathur and Bhatnagar (1995) and Family Environment Scale by Bhatia and Chadha (1993) were used to measure the aggression and family environment of the adolescents. The results revealed that both rural and urban adolescents had average level of aggression. Urban adolescents showed high level of aggression as compared to rural adolescents. The results also demonstrated that family environment affected aggressive behaviour of adolescents. Perception levels for various dimensions of family environment were different in urban and rural respondents. Significant locale differences in mean scores were found in expressiveness, conflict, independence, active-recreational orientation and control dimension of family environment. Aggression had negative but significant correlation with cohesion and acceptance and caring in urban adolescents.

Keywords


Adolescents, Aggression and Family Environment.