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| Published: November 29, 2018

The Effect of Anger Management on Aggression with Social Skills as a Moderating Variable

May Lia Elfina

Department of Psychology, Postgraduate program of Muhammadiyah Malang University, Indonesia Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ria Rizki Utami

Department of Psychology, Faculty Member and Lecturer of Muhammadiyah Malang University, Indonesia Google Scholar More about the auther

, Latipun

Department of Psychology, Faculty Member and Lecturer of Muhammadiyah Malang University, Indonesia Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.104/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.104

ABSTRACT

Aggression in adolescents becomes an importance focus in everyday life. This is because the impacts of aggression become a concern of many researchers. One study revealed that aggression behavior at age 14 would predict crime at age 26 (Pulkkinen & Pitten, 1993). This study aims to examine social skill variable as a moderator for relationship between anger management with aggression. This study used correlational study with moderated regression data analysis from Hayes. Subject in this study are adolescent have a behavioral problem (naughty and rebel in social life), amounting to 200 participants in a rehabilitation institution in Indonesia. The instruments of this study are Aggression Questionnaire (AQ), NAS-PI, and TISS. The result showed that anger management had an effect on aggression with 41.4%, p<0.01. Moderated regression test result’s is strong enough, it is equal to 45.74%, p<0.05. Therefore, social skill can prove to be a moderation variable between anger management and aggression and strengthen the influence of anger management to aggression.

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May Lia Elfina @ mayliaelfina@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.104/20180604

10.25215/0604.104

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 4, October-December, 2018