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Effects of Gender and Socioeconomic Status on Aggression among Adolescents: a Comparison of Rating by Self, Parent, Teacher and Peer


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The study investigated the gender and socmeconomic status difference in physical, verbal and indirect aggression by self, parent, teacher, and peer rating among adolescents. Subjects, a total of 516 adolescents, were selected from three southern states Kamataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu of India. MANOVA was used to analyze the interaction effect of gender and socioeconomic status on physical, verbal, and indirect aggression assessed by self parents, teacher, and peer There was no consistency between the different ratings. In contrast to earher findings, boys were found to be directly as well as indirectly more aggressive than girls. Higher and lower middle socioeconomic groups are found to be more aggressive when compared to upper middle socioeconomic groups.

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Aggression, Gender, SES, Self, Parent, Teacher and Peer Influence.
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Sony P. Thomas
Department of Psychology, Women's Christian College, Chennai, India
Veena Easvaradoss
Department of Psychology, Women's Christian College, Chennai, India

Abstract


The study investigated the gender and socmeconomic status difference in physical, verbal and indirect aggression by self, parent, teacher, and peer rating among adolescents. Subjects, a total of 516 adolescents, were selected from three southern states Kamataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu of India. MANOVA was used to analyze the interaction effect of gender and socioeconomic status on physical, verbal, and indirect aggression assessed by self parents, teacher, and peer There was no consistency between the different ratings. In contrast to earher findings, boys were found to be directly as well as indirectly more aggressive than girls. Higher and lower middle socioeconomic groups are found to be more aggressive when compared to upper middle socioeconomic groups.

Keywords


Aggression, Gender, SES, Self, Parent, Teacher and Peer Influence.