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Explore the Relationships Among Sensation Seeking, Parent Style and Aggressive Behavior of Criminous Adolescents

Author ZouCunZheng
Tutor LiuXiaoMing
School Harbin Engineering University
Course Applied Psychology
Keywords criminous adolescents sensation seeking parent style aggressive behavior
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Since the adverse effects of aggressive behavior among adolescents and a growing number of juvenile delinquency occurs in recent years, the study of aggressive behavior of adolescents has attracted more and more people’s attention.There are many factors affecting aggressive behavior, this research take Sensation Seeking and Parenting Style as the research variables and criminous adolescents as the object of study. Meanwhile, the aim of the research lies in the discussion of the sensation seeking of aggressive groups and parent style situation and the relationship between them, as well as to explore the influence of sensation seeking and parent style on aggressive behavior.This research carries on the investigation of 200 criminous adolescents, with the "Chinese Adolescent version sensation seeking scale, SSS-CA", "EMBU" and "the Adolescent Aggressive Behavior Questionnaire, AAQ-B" as the research tools. Using T-test on the survey result to find the characteristic and present situation of criminous adolescents’ sensation seeking and parent style, as well as to discuss the influences between criminous adolescents’aggressive behavior and various factors through the correlation analysis and regression analysis, then build the structure model.The research results indicated:(1) Criminous adolescents get high score at aggressive behavior with poor parents style and the medium sensation seeking level, but their score in disinhibition closes to the high level of sensation seeking. (2)The age of criminous adolescents has significant relationships with sensation seeking, but has no obvious difference in different ages. Besides, there is no remarkable relationship between Thrill and Adventure Seeking factor with parenting style, but influenced by heredity. However, the Inhibition factor and parenting style has significant relationship which shows Bio-social. (3)Sensation seeking, parenting style and aggressive behavior have significant relationships, and sensation seeking, improper parenting style and aggressive behavior have positive correlation, but the positive parenting style and aggressive behavior has the negative correlation. (4)The regression analysis shows that the disinhibition and father’s emotional warmth and mother’s and punishment have significant explanation and prediction effect on aggressive behavior, and these three factors have direct influence on aggressive behavior, but the path analysis shows that father’s punishment has both direct and indirect influence on the aggressive behavior.

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