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Learners' aggressive behaviour in secondary school: a psycho-social perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Dicker, Anne-Mari en
dc.contributor.author Gasa, Velisiwe Goldencia en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T11:03:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T11:03:25Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T11:03:25Z
dc.date.submitted 2005-06-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2432
dc.description.abstract This study was undertaken to determine the extent of aggressive behaviour exhibited by secondary school learners. Many factors were considered when investigating the problem of aggressive behaviour. The problem was traced from the theorists' perspectives and factors related to the family, school and community. An extensive literature review showed that the above factors contribute to aggressive behaviour among adolescents. In order to support or reject the findings of the literature study, quantitative (questionnaire) research and qualitative research (interviews) were conducted. The results of the quantitative research concerning learners' aggressive behaviour in secondary schools were analysed and interpreted while at the same time a deeper understanding of aggressive behaviour was revealed through qualitative research. The results of the empirical research indicated that the more negative the family climate, school climate, community climate or influence of friends are, or the more negative the emotional self-concept of the adolescent is, the more aggressive the adolescent is, and vice versa. Based on these findings recommendations for the implementation of prevention programmes were made. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (162 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Prevention programmes en
dc.subject Domestic violence en
dc.subject Community en
dc.subject Intergroup relations en
dc.subject Single parenthood en
dc.subject Learner en
dc.subject Behavioural theory en
dc.subject Frustration-aggression theory en
dc.subject Substance dependency en
dc.subject Conformity en
dc.subject Peer pressure en
dc.subject Dysfunctional family en
dc.subject Adolescent en
dc.subject Aggressive behaviour en
dc.subject Aggression en
dc.subject.ddc 373.1580968
dc.subject.lcsh School violence -- South Africa -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh School violence -- Social aspects -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh School violence -- South Africa -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Aggressiveness in adolescence -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Aggressiveness in adolescence -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Aggressiveness in adolescence -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh High school students -- Psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Problem youth -- Psychology
dc.title Learners' aggressive behaviour in secondary school: a psycho-social perspective en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Educational Studies en
dc.description.degree D. Ed. (Socio-Education) en


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