IJSSH 2016 Vol.6(1): 42-46 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2016.V6.615

Impact of Religiousity, Family Relations and Gender on Aggressive Behaviours among Undergraguates

Ngozi Nwakaego Sydney-Agbor
Abstract—Roles of religiousity, family relations and gender on aggressive behaviour of undergraduate students were explored using 259 (127 males and 132 females) undergraduate students drawn from Imo State University Owerri, South Eastern Nigeria. Their ages ranged from 19-34 years with a mean age of 25.49, SD=3.94. It was hypothesized that religiousity and family relations will independently predict aggressive behaviours. Also, aggressive behaviour will differ according to gender. The Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire (BPAQ), Religious Affiliation Scale (RAS) and Index of Family Relations (IFR) were utilized for data collection. The result revealed a joint influence of the variables on aggressive behaviour, religiousity had independent impact on aggressive behaviour while gender differences did not exist (p> .05). It was recommended inter alia that religious activities be encouraged on campuses in order to instill moral values in the students.

Index Terms—Aggressive behaviours, family relations, gender, religiousity.

Ngozi Nwakaego Sydney-Agbor is with the Department of Psychology, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria (e-mail: onyeachugozin@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Ngozi Nwakaego Sydney-Agbor, " Impact of Religiousity, Family Relations and Gender on Aggressive Behaviours among Undergraguates," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 42-46, 2016.

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