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Агресивност и задовољство животом у условима друштвене кризе
Aggressiveness And Life Satisfaction In Times Of Social Crisis

Author(s): Milica Mitrović, Dušan Ranđelović, Bojana Dimitrijević
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: Aggressiveness; life satisfaction; degree of vulnerability in times of social crisis

Summary/Abstract: This paper determines different aspects of aggressiveness (verbal, physical, anger, and hostility) as well as life satisfaction in times of social crisis among young people. The paper also examines the connection between these variables and certain socio-demographic variables, as well as the possibility of prediction of life satisfaction based on the knowledge of the values of different aspects of aggressiveness and the degree of vulnerability in times of social crisis. We used the following instruments on a sample of 473 students from the University of Priština-Kosovska Mitrovica: Scale of Aggressiveness (Buss & Perry, 1992), the Scale of Overall Life Satisfaction (Penezić, 1999), and the Questionnaire on the Degree of Vulnerability in Times of Social Crisis (Minić, 2009). The techniques used for processing data were the techniques of descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficient, t-test of significant difference, and multiple regression analysis. The results show that the prominence of overall aggressiveness and the degree of vulnerability in times of social crisis are below the theoretical average, whereas the prominence of life satisfaction exceeds it. The degree of vulnerability in times of social crisis positively correlates with physical aggressiveness and hostility. In terms of the relationship between different aspects of aggressiveness and certain socio-demographic characteristics, we confirmed a low, but still statistically significant, correlation between physical aggression and the education of the parents. We also found that male respondents show a statistically significant higher level of overall and physical aggressiveness compared to female respondents. The students with permanent residence in Kosovo and Metohija show a higher degree of vulnerability in times of social crisis, as well as a lower level of life satisfaction, compared to the students from Southern Serbia. In addition, we confirmed the possibility of predicting life satisfaction based on the degree of vulnerability in times of social crisis and different aspects of aggressiveness. The percentage of the explained variance is 17%, and hostility has proven to be the best predictor.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 1629-1646
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian