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AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR AMONG ADOLESCENTS IN MOSUL
Intesar K. Younis, Huda S. Al Jadiri* and Jawad K. Al-Diwan
Background: Aggression is a behavior aimed to injure another person, either directly or indirectly. Most young children learned negative reactions from adults that tend to make the child's behavior worse with time. Imitation was the main way in which children learned to be aggressive. Objective: To show aggression rate among adolescents in Mosul city after ISIS crisis. Materials and methods: A cross sectional study was conducted in Mosul city including both sides (right and left). The sample was chosen by stratified random sampling. A total of 1000 adolescents aged 11-21 years at secondary schools were involved in the study. Data were collected by face to face interview using Aggression—Problem Behavior Frequency Scale questionnaire. Chi square test was used and P value < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: There were 916 (91.6%) aggressive students in the study sample. Physical (555, 85%), verbal (587, 96%), and relational (592, 86.6%) aggression were significantly higher among males than females (p = 0.00). Students aged 10 – 13 years showed significantly more physical (195, 85.9%), verbal (203, 89.4%), and relational (197, 86.8%) aggression than other age groups (p = 0.04, p = 0.00 respectively). Nondisplaced adolescents showed significantly more physical, verbal and social aggressive behavior than displaced ones (446, 448, 398; 89.4%, 89.8%, 79.8% respectively). Conclusions: Aggressive behavior was high among Mosul adolescents. Young teens, male gender, and no displacement during ISIS invasion were determinant factors for aggression in Mosul.[Full Text Article]