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| Published: May 20, 2021

Effect of TAI CHI and MBCT for Aggression in Early Adolescent Boys

Dr. S. Sri Vidhya

Assistant Professor in Psychology; K L (Deemed to be University), Vijayawada, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Ahmed Shahin

Professor in Sports Psychology; TNPESU, Chennai, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.102.20210902

DOI: 10.25215/0902.102

ABSTRACT

Adolescence is a time to develop knowledge and skills, learn to manage emotions and acquire attributes and abilities that will be important for enjoying the adolescent years and assuming adult roles. Since few decades there has been an increase in the incidents of aggression among adolescents. Boys are found to be more aggressive than girls. (Bhilwar, M., & Kapoor, R. 2016). Tai chi is a form of exercise that began as a Chinese tradition. It’s based in martial arts, and involves slow movements and deep breaths. Tai Chi had the strongest effect on the participants who presented with hyperactivity and heightened anxiety (Baron, L. J., & Faubert, C. 2005). A study conducted by Milani et al., 2013 with the sample comprising of 22 adolescent boys of a juvenile home given 8 weeks of MBCT seemed to be effective for reducing aggressive behaviours. The present study focuses on the effect of Tai Chi and MBCT for aggression in early adolescent boys. Data of the pre and post levels of aggression was statistically analysed and the results show a considerable reduction in the post test scores of levels of aggression.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.102.20210902

10.25215/0902.102

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021