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Article Published In Vol.6 (Jan-Feb-2018)

Anger among Adolescents: The Role of Mindfulness

Pages : 80-83, DOI:https://doi.org/10.14741/ijmcr.v6i01.10911

Author : Ashu Dhawan, Sandeep Singh and Taruna

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Adolescence is considered as the transitional stage of development wherein the transformation from childhood to adulthood takes place. This is the period of optimum health accompanied with biological and psychological changes. Along with various emotional changes among adolescents anger has been reported to have serious consequences than any other emotion. Anger is mainly responsible for hostility and violence (Pullen, 2015). The research studies have constantly explored the causative factors of anger in this developmental age group. The present research study made an attempt to explore the relationship between the two dimensions of anger namely, the state anger and the trait anger along with the trait of mindfulness. The sample of the present study was comprised of 200 adolescents (N=200). State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI-2, Spielberger, 1996) and Mindful Attention Awareness scale (MAAS, trait version, Brown and Ryan, 2007) were used to measure the variables of the study. Findings of the present study revealed the significant negative correlation (r = -.176<.01) between the trait of mindfulness and trait anger. Furthermore, the findings also established the significant positive correlation between state anger and trait anger (r = .518<.05). No gender difference for the trait of mindfulness and anger was reported in the study.

Keywords: State Anger, Trait Anger, Mindfulness

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