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Aggressiveness

Urška Stepišnik (2013) Aggressiveness. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    There are a lot of aspects of aggressiveness and everybody understands and defines it differently. Professionals define aggressiveness as actually inflicting damage to other organism or object6, the reaction which aims in damaging living organism or object. The objectives of aggressive behaviour are physical and mental damage. The difference between aggressiveness and aggression is that the term aggression relates to a momentary reaction, aggressiveness, however, means permanent characteristic of an individual. The understanding of aggression demands a multi-level approach. The purpose of this thesis is through the definitions compare and analyze different forms of aggressiveness and the description of the term “aggressiveness”. The research aims in learning about which forms of aggressiveness appear in children distinctively regarding the sex. In the sample there are randomly chosen children of upper classes (5th-9th grade), who attend primary schools in Celje and surroundings. There were 674 survey questionnaires distributed among children. The Buss-Durkee questionnaire about aggressiveness, which was used, includes eight forms of aggressive behaviour: physical aggressiveness, indirect aggressiveness, irritation, negativism, hostility, suspicion, verbal aggressiveness and sense of guilt. The data was processed with statistical computer programme SPSS (descriptive statistics, Cronbach Alpha, T-test, Pearson corrective coefficient). There were 647 pupils, thereof 329 boys and 345 girls, participating in the research. The results supported only four out of ten hypotheses. Supported hypotheses are as follows: girls are verbally more aggressive than boys, boys express hostility more than girls, children with distinct negative behaviour exhibit hostility to a greater extent, physically more aggressive children express sense of guilt more. Unsupported hypotheses are: boys are physically more aggressive than girls, girls express indirect aggressiveness more than boys, boys are more irritable than girls, girls exhibit more sense of guilt than boys. We face the differences between sexes in our everyday life, when choosing a career, in behaviour, temperament and speech as well as when expressing the aggressiveness.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: aggressiveness, the forms of aggressiveness, differences between sexes, aggressiveness in children
    Number of Pages: 41
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Darja Zorc MaverMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9738825)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 1727
    Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2013 11:43
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 11:43
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1727

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