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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

Published online: June 30, 2008
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College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Korea.

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.
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.
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.
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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