Author(s): Leposava Vukičević, Milica Grujić, Danka Popović, Dragica Mihajlović, Uroš Velić
Subject(s): Higher Education , Behaviorism
Published by: Fakultet za pravne i poslovne studije dr Latar Vrkatić
Keywords: Aggression; irrational beliefs; high school adolescents;

Summary/Abstract: Some of the previous studies have shown that significant predictors of antisocial behavior are irrational beliefs manifested as “An absolute requirement for the correctness of others and their impairment” and “Perfectionist demands on yourself”. In this study we researched the association of certain forms of aggression and irrational beliefs in high school adolescents. The main of case of this study was to determine the relation between certain forms of aggression and irrational beliefs in high school adolescents. The sample included 275 students of VII, XII and XIV Belgrade High School, and School: “Rade Koncar” and Trade School in Belgrade, aged between 15 and 19 years. We have used Bass – Perry Aggression Questionnaire, for purposes of examination forms of aggression, while for examining irrational beliefs we used scale GABS – 37. Measuring instruments used in this study showed high reliability which was from α=0.819 for scale GABS – 37 to α=0.822 for Bass – Perry Aggression Questionnaire. The results showed that the more pronounced absolutist claims of others, as well as greater expression of preference for impairment, are associated with higher forms of aggression. Based on the data obtained in this research, as well as the previous one, we can argue that there is some association between the increase of irrational demands asked by you, your work and others, and expression certain dimensions of anger, hostility and other forms of aggression towards the environment.

  • Issue Year: 2/2012
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 35-48
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian