Article Title: Social Problem Solving Styles, Acting-out tendencies, and Aggression in Boys and Girls
Author(s): Suman Azam and Raiha Aftab
Institute(s): National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Journal: Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, 2012, Vol. 27, No. 1, 121-134
Correspondence Address: Raiha Aftab, National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The present research studied gender differences in aggression, acting-out tendencies, and social problem solving styles in boys and girls. Sample comprised 150 children (75 boys and 75 girls; ages ranging from 9 to 12 years). The data was collected using Urdu-version of Social Problem Solving Measure (Mushtaq, 2007; Dodge, 1986) and The Hand Test (Wagner, 1983) from different schools of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The results indicate significant mean differences between boys and girls on aggression, acting-out scores, and social problem solving styles (p = .05). Nonsignificant differences were obtained for social problem solving styles and aggression.
Keywords: Aggression, acting-out score, social problem solving styles