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| Published: June 25, 2020

Socio-economic variables: a contributing factor for the development of aggression behaviour among the students with type A and type B personality

Ashok Malhotra

Ph.D. Research scholar, University Deptt. of Psychology, Ranchi University, Ranchi Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.169/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.169


The aim of the present study was to explore the relationship among the Personality types and different dimensions of aggression of high school students. One hundred seventy six male students in the age range of 16 to 18 years residing in Ranchi town constituted the sample for the study. They were equally divided into high and low SES groups and were selected by random sampling method. Aggression Inventory of Sultania and Type A/B Personality Pattern (ABBPS) Scale developed by Dhar and Jain were used for data collection. Subjects were classified as either Type A or Type B based on their scores on Type A/B Behavioural Pattern Scale. The results of this study indicate that a relationship exists between Personality types and different dimensions of aggressive behaviour. It was found that Type A personality was positively and significantly correlated to different dimension of aggression on the other hand Type B personality was negatively correlated with different dimensions of aggression. Some evidence of the moderating effect of socio-economic status on the level of aggression expressed by personality Type A was observed. No relationship between aggression and Type B personality. High and Low Socio-economic group was found.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020