Relationship between anger, social competence and academic performance in youth in Kuwait. (c2014)

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dc.contributor.author Mokaddam, Zeina
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-10T10:01:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-10T10:01:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02-10
dc.date.submitted 2014-01-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1918
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 53-62). en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined the variable “Anger” in youth in Kuwait and its relationship to “Social Competence”. It also investigated gender differences and types of schools differences (public versus private) in relation to these two variables. The study further investigated “Social Competence” and “Anger” in relation to “Academic Performance”. Data were collected using STAXI-2 C/A and SSIS in English format and Arabic adaptations in private and public schools in Kuwait. The sample consisted of 357 students (161 females and 196 males), ranging in age from 16 to 18 years. Results revealed that the variable “Social Skills” was positively correlated with “Anger Control” and negatively correlated with “State Anger” and “Anger Expression Out”. The results also revealed significant differences between public and private schools respondents, with public schools respondents scoring significantly higher on “State Anger”, “Trait Anger” and “Anger Expression Out” and significantly lower on “Anger Expression In”, “Anger Control” and ‘Social Skills”. The results did not reveal significant gender differences in the variables “State Anger” and “Trait Anger”, but there were significant gender differences in the variable “Anger Expression In” with female participants scoring higher. Findings revealed a negative relationship between “State Anger” and “Academic Performance” and a positive significant relationship between “Social skills” and “Academic Performance”. The main recommendation that stems from this study is that schools in Kuwait, public schools in particular, must adopt programs for teaching students social skills and anger control. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Anger in adolescence -- Kuwait en_US
dc.subject Anger -- Social aspects -- Kuwait en_US
dc.subject Social skills in adolescence -- Kuwait en_US
dc.subject Academic achievement -- Kuwait en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Relationship between anger, social competence and academic performance in youth in Kuwait. (c2014) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199912810 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Ahmad Oueini
dc.author.commembers Dr. Mona Nabhani
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: xi, 106 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Ketty Sarouphim
dc.keywords Anger en_US
dc.keywords Social Skills en_US
dc.keywords Academic performance en_US
dc.keywords Arab Youth en_US
dc.keywords Kuwait en_US
dc.keywords Public Schools en_US
dc.keywords Private Schools en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2014.4 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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