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| Published: September 25, 2016

Young Adults and Aggression: A Comparative Study of Gender Differences

Nahida Shaban

Department of Psychology, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Pardeep Kumar

Department of Psychology, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.031/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.031

ABSTRACT

Aggression or anger is an emotion felt by almost all of us in daily life. But in young adult age especially in student’s life this emotion can be very harmful if not managed properly. The current study investigates the level and gender differences in aggression by involving 100 participants (N = 100, 50 Males & 50 Females) from Lovely Professional University, Punjab. The age of the participants range from 18 to 25 (Mean = 22.44) years. The Aggression Scale has been used over a period of two months to collect data from both the genders. The results of the study present some interesting figures suggesting that female participants experience high aggression (30%) in comparison to male participants (22%). The results also suggest that overall 26% participants experience high aggression indicating that one fourth of the participants are on the higher side of aggression. Further, the results also indicate that though the percentage of female participants is high on aggression, but they do not differ significantly (t = -.568, p > .05) to their male counterparts on aggression. The results also differ from the general notion that males are aggressive than females. The results suggest that currently the pattern of aggression is changing and, in modern times, both males and females experience almost equal aggression.

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Nahida Shaban @ pardeep.19468@lpu.co.in

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.031/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.031

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016

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