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| Published: November 27, 2021

Aggression And Social Anxiety Among Young Adults

Ruth Josephine D James

M.Sc Psychology, Department of Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Navya M Patel

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.100.20210904

DOI: 10.25215/0904.100

ABSTRACT

Aggression is a behaviour that is intended to harm another individual who does not wish to be harmed. Intentional harm is, however, perceived as worse than unintentional harm, even when the harms are identical. In psychology, the term aggression refers to a range of behaviors that can result in both physical and psychological harm to a person or objects in the environment. Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. It is a pervasive disorder and causes anxiety and fear in most all areas of a person’s life. The purpose of the research was to study the relationship between Aggression and Social Anxiety among young adults. The sample consisted of 200 individuals from the age group of 18 to 27 years. Data was collected using the convenient sampling method. The Questionnaires used were Buss & Perry aggression questionnaire (1992) to study the Aggression and the Social Anxiety in University Students by Shelina Bhamani to access the social anxiety among young adults. Results indicated that there was no significant relationship between Aggression and social anxiety among young adults. There was a significant difference between the aggression levels of males and females. There was no significant different in the social anxiety among males and females.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.100.20210904

10.25215/0904.100

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021