Title: Relationship between Self-Esteem and Aggressive Behaviour among Youths
Authors: Dr Koijam Shantibala Devi, Ngairangbam Zevina Chanu
The present study aims to find out the relationship between self-esteem and aggression among youths in Manipur. A sample of 300 participants was selected from the colleges of Imphal-East and Imphal-West areas of Manipur, out of which 150 cases were males and the other 150 cases were females. Students within the age group of 18-29 years, graduate and above and who are willing to give consent for participating in the study were selected. Rosenberg Self-Esteem scale and The Aggression Questionnaire by Buss and Perry (1992) were used for measuring self-esteem and aggression, respectively.
The finding of the study shows that, in the subscales of aggression, physical aggression and hostility were found to be negatively significant with self-esteem. But, the subscales such as verbal aggression and anger did not show correlation with self-esteem. However, the total score of aggression was found to have significant negative correlation with self-esteem.
Keywords: Self-esteem, Aggression, Youth.