:: Volume 3, Issue 2 (Vol3 No2 Summer 2016 - 2016) ::
J Child Ment Health 2016, 3(2): 77-85 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of Aggression and Emotional Knowledge in Orphans and Abandoned Male Children with Non- Orphans Male Children
Robabeh Hesarsorkhi , Seyed Mohsen Asghari Nekah, Ensiyeh Lalzdeh Kandekali, Elham Parvaneh
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Background and purpose: Due to the increasing number of orphans and their maladaptive behaviors and emotional disorders, it is necessary to pay special attention to this population. Present study aimed to compare the aggression and emotional knowledge between orphanage and abandoned children with normal children.

Method: The present study was a causal-comparative research. The sample consisted of 64 male children aged four to six years old (32 orphans and abandoned children and 32 non-orphans), who were selected using convenience sampling method and were assessed using Preschool Aggression Questionnaire (Vahedi et al, 2008) and emotional matching task (Izard et al, 2003). Data were analyzed using independent sample t-test and MANOVA.

Results: Result of independent sample t-test showed significantly higher levels of aggression in orphans and abandoned children comparing to non-orphans (p= 0/0001). Moreover, orphans and abandoned children showed significantly lower emotional knowledge comparing to non-orphans (p= 0/0001). In addition, results of MANOVA revealed that orphans and abandoned children had significantly lower scores in components of emotional knowledge (p < .05).

Conclusion: Present study showed that children’s aggression and emotional knowledge is mainly influenced by parents’ parenting styles.

Keywords: Aggression, emotional knowledge, orphans
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/05/22 | Accepted: 2016/09/7 | Published: 2016/09/18

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