Prevalence of aggressive behaviors among the general population of Mashhad-Iran, 2014

Vakili, Veda and Zarifian, Ahmadreza and Movahhedianfar, Faezeh and Bijari, Moniba and Ziaee, Maliheh (2016) Prevalence of aggressive behaviors among the general population of Mashhad-Iran, 2014. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 18 (3). pp. 139-144.

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Introduction: Anger and aggression are associated to many personal and social outcomes and physical adverse effects. The aggressive behaviors also affected academic and job achievements. This study aimed to assess aggressive behaviors and their predictors in general population of Mashhad, Iran, 2014. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, a total number of 656 people in Mashhad city (the second biggest city of Iran) were assessed. The survey was done using the Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire in the public spaces across the city. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, Mann-Whitney U test, and linear regression by SPSS 11.5 software Results: The mean ages in women and men were 27.68±10.54 years and 29.83±12.72 years respectively. Mean scores were 23.37 and 22.17 for physical, 12.3 and 13.15 for verbal, 17.31 and 15.99 for anger, and 19.57 and 18.06 for hostility domains among men and women respectively. There was a significant difference between men and women in mean scores of all domains of aggressive behaviors (P<0.05). Among demographic variables, age, marital status, history of divorce, infertility, physical illnesses, history of driving fines, history of incarceration, and alcohol abuse were important predictors of various domains of aggressive behaviors. Conclusion: Aggressive behaviors in physical, anger and hostility domains were statistically higher among men while the score of verbal aggressive behavior was higher in women.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 12:27
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 14:51

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