Author: Farah Jamil
Supervisor: Ms. Tahira Mubashir
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research aimed to investigate perceived inter-parental conflicts and aggression in adolescents. It was hypothesized that (a) there is likely to be a relationship between perceived inter-parental conflicts and aggression in adolescents (b) aggression in adolescents is predicted by perceived inter-parental conflicts and (c) there are likely to be gender differences in perception of inter-parental conflicts and expression of aggression in adolescents. Correlational research design was used. The sample was composed of (N = 200) adolescents (girls = 100, boys = 100) between the age range of 14-16 years from different government schools of Mandi Baha Uddin and it was drawn by using purposive sampling technique. Child Perception of Inter-parental Conflicts Scale (Grych, Seid & Fincham, 1992) was used to assess perception of inter-parental conflicts and Aggression Questionnaire (Buss & Perry, 1992) was used to assess aggression in adolescents. Findings revealed significant positive correlation between child perception of inter-parental conflict and aggression in adolescents. Conflict properties and child perception of inter-parental conflicts emerged as significant predictors of aggression. Results also showed that there are significant gender difference in both perception of inter parental conflicts and expression of aggression. Mean scores shows that boys perceive more inter parental conflicts in terms of intensity, threat and self-blame as compared to girls. While girls express high level of verbal aggression as compared to boys. Present research findings would help educating parents about the factors associated with aggression in adolescents and also showed that there are significant gender differences in perception of inter-parental conflicts and expression of aggression.
Keywords: Inter-Parental Conflict, Aggression, Perception.
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