Volume 15, number 4
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A Study to Assess levels of Aggressive and Violent Behavior in High School Adolescents and Potential Roles of Occupational Therapy

Durojaiye Olushola Samson1 and U. Ganapathy Sankar2

1Masters of Occupational Therapy, Chennai, India.

2SRM College of Occupational Therapy, Srm Institute of Science and Technology,Chennai, India.

Corresponding Author E-mail: dreamsfuture000@gmail.com

DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.13005/bbra/2713

ABSTRACT: Aggressive behaviour violating the social boundaries can lead to physical or emotional harm to others and violent behaviour can threaten and harm any individual or can destroy property. To assess the effectiveness of multi component cognitive behavioural therapy as a treatment model for aggressive and violent behaviour in high school adolescents. Experimental study was conducted among 13 to 16 years age group adolescents from public and private school in Chennai and Kancheepuram district through non probability sampling technique. Buss & Perry (Aggression Behaviour) baseline survey was used as screening tool as well as outcome measures. One hundred and ninety five (N=195) participants were recruited in the study and divided into control and experimental groups. It revealed that Physical aggression, Verbal aggression, hostility and anger scores were above normal in female and anger and hostility were above normal. Further it revealed that overall aggregate of aggression score was above normal for both male and female. However, intervention using multicomponent behavioural therapy with the selected samples in high school adolescents has found significant („p‟= <0.001*) Hence, multicomponent behavioural therapy intervention is effective for the anger and violent behaviour among the adolescents in high school. Although some variation in demographics persists, engaging in physical and verbal aggression, anger and hostility in high school adolescent has greatly reduced with the use of multicomponent cognitive behavioural therapy. And overall rates of aggressive and violent behaviour in high school adolescent has reduced with significant („p‟= <0.001*).

KEYWORDS: Aggressive Behaviour; Cognitive Behavior; Violent Behaviour

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