CAUSES AND TREATMENT OF AGGRESSION AMONG ADOLESCENT STUDENTS IN UKWUANI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF DELTA STATE (GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING PROJECT TOPICS AND MATERIALS)
1.1 Background of the Study
Aggression is defined by the advanced learners dictionary of current English as violent or hostile feelings or behaviour.
Aggression according to Ferrant (1975) defined aggression as a primary instinct generally associated with emotional state or that carry out action in a forceful way.
Aggression is synonymous with instructions invasion trespass for examples, attack may be word but an aggression is always a deed.
Aggression is a type of behaviour that is regarded as injurious or destructive. Aggressive behaviour is a action that are intended to cause injury or anxiety to others or the community at large. These include destroying, attacking, fighting others verbally and resisting request.
There are various types of aggressive behaviours, one of which is the tendency to be ambitious (that is to show a desire to do something good but difficult) which is also called instrumented aggression.
The educational development of any child depend on his natural intelligence at the state of adolescence, he tends to do well in mental and social development but as time goes on, the adolescence aggressiveness sets in and the academic and social development begging to suffer as a result of the adolescent who is aggressive tends to deteriorate (become worse in his or her academic work, moral behaviour and social development).
Aggression is a violent behaviour that intends to harm or injure other person. It is the expression on age’s hostility and quarrelsomeness.
This project would therefore attempt a thorough investigation of the causes and treatments of aggression in adolescents.
Attention will be paid to some secondary school students of adolescence age in Ukwuani Local Government area of Delta State.
It will also tell us about children who appear to be unhappy and disgruntled (disappointed) and those who disobey both their teachers and parents else listening to what their parents and teachers say to them rather they derive pleasure in disturbing their teachers in the classroom, causing trouble in schools and creating problems in their homes.
Causes of Aggressions
Some of this can be seen as the causes of aggression:
- Poor parental background
- Poor academic performance
- Broken homes
Poor Parental Background
It can be seen as one of the factors that cause aggression among the adolescent students in the sense that, when the parents of that child fails to provide the needs of the child he/she can become aggressive.
Poor Academic Performance
When the child academic performance is very poor, he becomes very aggressive.