The relationship between exposure to violence and anger in Thai adolescents

Wongtongkam, Nualnong, Ward, Paul R., Day, Andrew and Winefield, Anthony H. 2016, The relationship between exposure to violence and anger in Thai adolescents, Journal of interpersonal violence, vol. 31, no. 13, pp. 2291-2301, doi: 10.1177/0886260515575610.

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Title The relationship between exposure to violence and anger in Thai adolescents
Author(s) Wongtongkam, Nualnong
Ward, Paul R.
Day, Andrew
Winefield, Anthony H.
Journal name Journal of interpersonal violence
Volume number 31
Issue number 13
Start page 2291
End page 2301
Total pages 11
Publisher Sage Publicaltions
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2016-08
ISSN 1552-6518
Keyword(s) Thailand
adolescence
anger
technical colleges
Summary Youth violence is a serious public health problem in Thailand, and yet is poorly understood and is thought to vary considerably between metropolitan and rural areas. This article reports the findings of a cross-sectional study involving 1,170 technical college students who completed self-report questionnaires assessing the frequency of violent acts, antisocial behavior, and angry emotion. There were no differences in self-reported violent activities between metropolitan and rural participants, but those attending colleges in the metropolitan areas reported more acts involving weapons. Scores on the measure of anger expression predicted physical and verbal assault, specifically punching and name calling, suggesting that the implementation of interventions which help students to improve control over anger may be a useful violence prevention approach.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0886260515575610
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30075135

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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