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Original Article A Study on the Relations among Anger Expression Mode, Depression, and Aggression in Vocational High School Students
Hee Sook Kim, Sung Hee Lee

DOI: https://doi.org/
Published online: June 30, 2008
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College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Korea. hskim8879@knu.ac.kr

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship among anger expression mode, depression and aggression in vocational high school students and to preview a method to help adolescents who have the tendency of anger, depression or aggression tendency in community mental health situation.
METHOD
In order to get the data by self-reporting questionnaire, 372 subjects were selected from Oct. 1, 2006 to Dec. 18, 2006. The instruments for this study were Spielberger's Anger Expression Scale, Beck's Depression Scale, and Buss & Durkee's Aggression Scale. The dada was analyzed by percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, one-way ANOVA, and Pearson's correlation coefficient using the SPSS 12.0 program.
RESULT
There were significantly positive correlations between anger-in and depression, and between anger-in and aggression. Also there were significantly positive correlations between anger-out and depression, and between anger-out and aggression. There was a significantly positive correlation between depression and aggression.
CONCLUSION
It is necessary to develop a strategy to decrease depression and aggression, and to increase positive anger expression mode for vocational high school students.


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