Share This Article:

Aggression in Boys and Girls as Related to Their Academic Achievement and Residential Background

Abstract Full-Text HTML Download Download as PDF (Size:54KB) PP. 459-462
DOI: 10.4236/psych.2013.45065    5,209 Downloads   10,134 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

The study was conducted to explore aggression in boys and girls as related to their academic achievement and residential background in Bangladesh. Stratified random sampling technique was used and total 80 respondents constituted the sample of the study. They were equally divided into boys and girls. Each group was again equally divided into high and low grade. Each subgroup was again equally divided into urban and rural residential background. Thus the study used a 2 × 2 × 2 factorial design consisting of two levels of gender (boy/girl), two levels of academic achievement (high grade/low grade) and two levels of residential background (urban/rural). The Bengali version of measure of aggressive behavior (Rahman, A. K. M. R., 2003) originally developed by Buss and Perry (1992) was used for the collection of data. It was found that regardless of gender, boys expressed more aggression than girls. Similarly, regardless of academic achievement, students with high academic grade will show more aggressive behavior than low academic grade students. Finally, students of urban areas will not show significantly more aggressive behavior than rural areas students. Thus the differential treatment in gender, academic achievement and residential background provides a new dimension in understanding aggression in rural and urban boys and girls.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Cite this paper

Rahman, M. & Nahar, L. (2013). Aggression in Boys and Girls as Related to Their Academic Achievement and Residential Background. Psychology, 4, 459-462. doi: 10.4236/psych.2013.45065.

References

[1] Anderson, C. A., & Bushman, B. J. (2002). Human aggression. Annual Reviews Psychology, 53, 27-51. doi:10.1146/annurev.psych.53.100901.135231
[2] Anderson, C. A., & Dill, K. E. (2000). Video games and aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behavior in the laboratory and in life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 772-790. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.78.4.772
[3] ASF (2012). Voice, acid attack statistics. Dhaka: Acid Survivors Foundation.
[4] Baron, R. A., & Richardson, D. R. (1994). Human aggression. New York: Plenum Press.
[5] Barriga, A. Q., Doran, J. W., Newell, S. B., Morrison, E. M., Barbetti, V., & Robbins, B. D. (2002). Relationships between problem behaviors and academic achievement in adolescents: The unique role of attention problems. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 10, 233-240. doi:10.1177/10634266020100040501
[6] Buss, A. H., & Perry, M. P. (1992). The aggression questionnaire. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 63, 452-459.
[7] Chen, X., Huang, X., Chang, L., Wang, L., & Li, D. (2010). Aggression, social competence, and academic achievement in Chinese children: A 5-year longitudinal study. Development and Psychopathology, 22, 583-592. doi:10.1017/S0954579410000295
[8] Chen, X., Kenneth, H. R., & Li, D. (1997). Relation between academic achievement and social adjustment: evidence from Chinese children. Developmental Psychology, 33, 518-525.
[9] Christle, C. A., Jolivette, K., & Nelson, C. M. (2005). Breaking the school to prison pipeline: Identifying school risk and protective factors for youth delinquency. Exceptionality, 13, 69-88. doi:10.1207/s15327035ex1302_2
[10] Connor, D. F. (2004). Aggression and antisocial behavior in children and adolescents: Research and treatment. New York: The Guilford Press.
[11] Geen, R. G., & O’Neal, E. C. (1969). Activation of cue-elicited aggression by general arousal. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 11, 289-292. doi;10.1037/h0026885
[12] Harlow, C. W. (1999). Bureau of justice statistics selected findings. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
[13] Hoover, J. H., Oliver, R., & Hazler, R. J. (1992). Bullying: perceptions of adolescent victims in the Midwestern USA. School Psychology International, 13, 5-16. doi:10.1177/0143034392131001
[14] Johnson, C. L. F. (2009). Low academic performance and specific learning disabilities: Determining the better predictor of aggressive behavior at school. Lynchburg: Liberty University.
[15] Kaya, N., & Erkip, F. (2001). Satisfaction in a dormitory building: The effects of floor height on the perception of room size and crowding. Environment and Behavior, 33, 35-53.
[16] Masum, A. M. (2012). In recent time eve-teasing (sexual harassment) has become major concern in Bangladesh. How far the law and the government have been successful in comparing the issue of eve-teasing? Explain and illustrate.
[17] Mukerjee, S. K., & Dagger, D. (1990). The size of the crime problem in Australia (2nd ed.). Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.
[18] NIPORT (2009). Bangladesh demographic and health survey. National Institute of Population Research and Training.
[19] Police, B. (2013). Crime Statistics, Monthly.
[20] Rahman, A. K. M. R. (2003). Psycho-social factors in aggressive behaviour in males and females in Bangladesh. Rajshahi: Rajshahi University.
[21] Rahman, A. K. M. R., & Huq, M. M. (2005). Aggression in adolescent boys and girls as related to socio-economic status and residential background. Journal of Life and Earth Science, 1, 5-9.
[22] Schwartz, D., Chang, L., & Farver, J. (2001). Correlates of victimization in Chinese children’s peer groups. Developmental Psychology, 37, 520-532. doi:10.1037/0012-1649.37.4.520
[23] Schwartz, D., Gorman, A. H., Nakamoto, J., & McKay, T. (2006). Popularity, social acceptance, and aggression in adolescent peer groups: Links with academic performance and school attendance. Developmental Psychology, 42, 1116-1127. doi:10.1037/0012-1649.42.6.1116
[24] Stipek, D., & Miles, S. (2008). Effects of aggression on achievement: Does conflict with the teacher make it worse? Child Development, 79, 1721-1735.
[25] USDJ (2012). Uniform crime report. Washington DC: Federal Bureau of Investigation.
[26] USGAO (2011). Child maltreatment: Strengthening national data on child fatalities could aid in prevention (GAO-11-599).

  
comments powered by Disqus

Copyright © 2019 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.