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| Published: March 25, 2016

Self-Concept and Aggression among Institutionalised Orphans of Kashmir

Rakshanda Ahad

Research scholar, Department of Psychology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shabnum Ara

Research scholar, Department of Psychology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shawkat Ahmad Shah

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.029/20160302

DOI: 10.25215/0302.029

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The present study was undertaken to examine the Self-Concept and Aggression among adolescent orphans of Kashmir. The sample consisted of 88 adolescent orphans (47males & 41 females) taken from different orphanages of Kashmir. The age of the sample group ranged from 15 to 17 years with mean age of 16 years. Purposive sampling technique was used for the research purpose. Self-concept Questionnaire (SCQ) by Raj Kumar Saraswat (1984) and Aggression Scale (A-Scale) by Pal and Naqvi (1983) was used. Results revealed that most of these adolescent orphans have above average level of self-concept and majority of them were found to have moderate to high level of aggression. The findings of the present study also reveal that there is no significant correlation in self-concept and its four dimensions i.e. physical self-concept, social self-concept, moral self-concept & intellectual self-concept with aggression. However, temperamental self-concept dimension has significant negative correlation with aggression and educational self-concept dimension has significant positive correlation with aggression. Results further reveal significant mean difference in self-concept of male & female adolescent orphans. However, no significant mean difference was found in the aggression level of male and female adolescent orphans.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.029/20160302

10.25215/0302.029

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016