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OLOGUN, S. and Adekeye, Olujide A and Agoha, Benedict Emerenwa and Igbokwe, D.O. and Idoko, Joseph Onyebuchukwu and Enefeazu-Ossai, Emmanuel (2017) SOME PSYCHOSOCIAL PREDICTORS OF ANGER IN SCHOOL CHILDREN. In: ICERI, 16th-18th November 2017, Seville, Spain.

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A cross sectional survey of children in secondary school was conducted to determine the association between family relation and anger in school children. The participants were one hundred and seventeen (117) senior secondary (SS) school 1-3 students drawn from a Government-owned school in Lagos, Nigeria. 34% of the respondents were in SS1, 33% were in SS2, and 33% were in SS3. They ranged between 12-18 years in age (X =15.51, SD = 1.28). The participants included 12-18 years. Family relation was measured using the Index of Family Relations (Hudson, 1992), while the STAS (Spielberger, 1994) was used to measure anger. The result of a hierarchical multiple regression analysis revealed a statistically significantly positive association (β = .52, !! change = .27, p<.05) between family relations and anger. Family relation also positively correlated with state anger (β = .48, !! change = .228, p<.05), trait anger (β = .44, !! change = .19, p<.05), and anger temperament (β = .54, !! change = .29, p<.05). Religion correlated significant with trait anger (β = -.18, p<.05). There was a moderate correlation between gender and anger temperament, and a moderate interactive effect of family relation and age on anger temperament. However, family relations did not predict angry reaction in the participants. The findings suggest the role of family relations on school children’s disposition to angry emotions. It also indicates qualitative difference between angry emotion and angry behaviour, which may require additional conditions to manifest. Thus, intervention programmes that are specifically designed for angry school children should incorporate programmes that target the effect of address family background of the individual, as well as the teaching of strategies for coping with anger eliciting situations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Family relations, Anger, school children, dysfunctional, family dynamics.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2019 12:23
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2019 12:23

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