Multivariate differential analyses of adolescents’ experiences of aggression in families
- Authors: Myburgh, Chris , Poggenpoel, Marie , Du Plessis, Dorothy
- Date: 2011
- Subjects: Adolescents , Families , Multivariate differential analyses , Aggression
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:5737 , ISSN 2076-3433 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6534
- Description: Aggression is part of South African society and has implications for the mental health of persons living in South Africa. If parents are aggressive adolescents are also likely to be aggressive and that will impact negatively on their mental health. In this article the nature and extent of adolescents’ experiences of aggression and aggressive behaviour in the family are investigated. A deductive explorative quantitative approach was followed. Aggression is reasoned to be dependent on aspects such as self-concept, moral reasoning, communication, frustration tolerance and family relationships. To analyse the data from questionnaires of 101 families (95 adolescents, 95 mothers and 91 fathers) Cronbach Alpha, various consecutive first and second order factor analyses, correlations, multiple regression, MANOVA, ANOVA and Scheffè/ Dunnett tests were used. It was found that aggression correlated negatively with the independent variables; and the correlations between adolescents and their parents were significant. Regression analyses indicated that different predictors predicted aggression. Furthermore, differences between adolescents and their parents indicated that the experienced levels of aggression between adolescents and their parents were small. Implications for education are given.
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Meta-synthesis on learners’ experience of aggression in secondary schools in South Africa
- Authors: Myburgh, Chris , Poggenpoel, Marie
- Date: 2009
- Subjects: Aggression , Meta-synthesis , Secondary schools
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:5766 , ISSN 2076-3433 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7773
- Description: This meta-synthesis is on research conducted by different researchers in a team research project on learners’ experience of aggression in secondary schools in South Africa. The objective was to obtain a broader understanding of their experience of aggression in different contexts in South Africa, as well as possible ways to assist learners to address the experienced aggression. Eleven completed research projects were purposively sampled. Data were collected utilising the following headings: objectives, sampling, research design, research method, and research results, and guidelines. At the end of the meta- synthesis process the results are described, with supporting direct quotations from participants and a literature control. Guidelines for learners to cope with aggression are described.
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