By Gary Elliott
The first aim for this research used to be to behavior an empirical research to assemble details within the kind of information from adolescent women and men within the Pretoria quarter of South Africa. details was once amassed with respects to their point of actual aggression, verbal aggression, anger, hostility and melancholy. the knowledge was once used to spot even if correlations exist among the 3 variables anger, aggression and melancholy for South African children.
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It is however necessary to learn how to appropriately express our anger. In Mann (2012), the causes of anger have been categorised into eight motivators, these include: Frustration / irritation – these block us from attaining our goals or getting and doing the things we want Abuse – when others disrespect us or treat us badly Injustice – when we believe that we have been treated unfairly Unmet expectations – when our expectations for a situation are different to the actual occurrence it disappoints us Unethical behaviour – when others behave immorally, taking advantage of people or situations Lack of support – we feel that people are not on our side or supporting us Lack of communication – when we feel that we have been left in the dark about something, we have been excluded from the communication loop or we are not allowed to voice our opinion On-going issues – the reoccurrence of issues Anger causes physiological changes in the brain.
While the situational risk factors refer to: 39 x Quality of the relationship – relationships characterised by high levels of conflict and low levels of intimacy and satisfaction are at risk for dating aggression (O’Keefe: 1997). Adolescents who bully their peers have romantic relationships that are less affectionate, intimate, committed, and equitable than romantic relationships experienced by their peers (Connolly et al: 2000). x Psychological aggression to romantic partner – this form of aggression usually precedes physical aggression and can be a warning sign of violence to come (O’Leary & Slep: 2003).
If a child feels insecure and vulnerable in social situations and they have poor social skills; this may be indicative of feelings of depression. School performance of adolescents often declines as they move through the school environment due to academic demands and limited ability but this decline may be a result of depression. Depression related to poor academic performance, in severe cases may manifest in self-harming behaviour such as mutilation of self, delinquency, substance abuse, oppositional behaviour and defiant attitude and behaviour.