Changes in Aggression of 13-17 year-old Adolescents after Intervention Based on Cognitive-behavioural Therapy

  • Dovile Normantaite KTU Vaizgantas progymnasium
  • Aidas Perminas Vytautas Magnus University
Keywords: secondary school pupils, verbal aggression, physical aggression, hostility, anger, intervention, effect

Abstract

This article discusses how intervention based on cognitive behaviour therapy affects aggression.

In this research, 13 to 17 year-old high school pupils were divided into two groups: the experimental group which participated in the training and the control group which did not. Research results have revealed that after the intervention based on cognitive-behavioural therapy the numbers of male and female physical and verbal aggression decreased. However, no such changes were observed in the control group. Moreover, after the intervention based on cognitive-behavioural therapy, the numbers of male and female hostility decreased in both groups. Female numbers of anger decreased after the intervention based on cognitive-behavioural therapy. However, the numbers of aggression in the control group and the numbers of male aggression in the experimental group have not changed.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ss.79.1.4074

Published
2013-04-12
Section
TOWARDS HUMAN WELL-BEING: EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EMPOWERMENT