Parents-Child Conflicts and Aggression Level in Secondary School Children

Author: Shameem Sikandar

Supervisor: Mr. Faiz Younas

Degree: BS

Year: 2009-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research was conducted to investigate the parent-child conflicts and level of aggression in secondary school children. It was hypothesized that there was a positive relationship between parent-child conflict and aggression level. Through convenient sampling strategy, a sample of (N = 100) including (n = 50 girls, n = 50 boys) students was collected from public sectors schools of Lahore. Family Conflict Scale (Richard, 2000) and Aggression Scale (Mathur & Bhatnagar, 2004) were used to assess the problem while Pearson Product-Moment Correlation and independent sample t-test were employed to generate results which showed the significant positive correlation between parent-child conflict and negative form of aggression. Findings of the research can help in understanding and awareness of parent-child conflict and aggression among school students. Also, it will help teachers, authorities and educational institution in reducing the adverse effects of parent-child conflict on student’s aggressive behavior.

Keywords: Parents-child Conflicts, Aggression, Correlation.

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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