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ADDRESSING ANGER MANAGEMENT IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL SETTING: INITIATING A LEADERSHIP DRIVE ANGER MANAGEMENT GROUP

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2010
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This study examined the effect of a leadership driven anger management group on angry middle school students. Twenty-five participants from a local middle school were nominated by school faculty to be participants in the study. Twenty individuals participated and eighteen completed the study. The eighteen participants were assessed at pre and post test on measures of anger, anger control and personal relationships. Three research questions were tested: (1) Does a short term leadership focused anger management group reduce youthsÂÂÂÂ' overall anger? (2) Does such a group increase angry youthsÂÂÂÂ' ability to control anger urges? (3) Does this group reduce youthsÂÂÂÂ' expressed anger towards others? Study results indicated that the leadership driven anger management participants showed a significant reduction in overall anger. Although participants in the study had a significant increase in anger control expressed outwardly (AC-O), they did not show a significant internal perception of an increase in anger control (AC-I). Furthermore, results indicated that participants showed significant reduction in their expressed outward anger in their relationships (AX-O), but did not show significant differences in their perception of expressed internal anger in relationships (AX-I). A discussion follows explaining the possible reasons for this discrepancy, as well as limitations, modified procedures, and implications for this study. Lastly, the study completes with recommendations for future research in the field of counseling and anger management.
Title: ADDRESSING ANGER MANAGEMENT IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL SETTING: INITIATING A LEADERSHIP DRIVE ANGER MANAGEMENT GROUP.
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Name(s): Burt, Isaac, Author
Butler, Kent, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examined the effect of a leadership driven anger management group on angry middle school students. Twenty-five participants from a local middle school were nominated by school faculty to be participants in the study. Twenty individuals participated and eighteen completed the study. The eighteen participants were assessed at pre and post test on measures of anger, anger control and personal relationships. Three research questions were tested: (1) Does a short term leadership focused anger management group reduce youthsÂÂÂÂ' overall anger? (2) Does such a group increase angry youthsÂÂÂÂ' ability to control anger urges? (3) Does this group reduce youthsÂÂÂÂ' expressed anger towards others? Study results indicated that the leadership driven anger management participants showed a significant reduction in overall anger. Although participants in the study had a significant increase in anger control expressed outwardly (AC-O), they did not show a significant internal perception of an increase in anger control (AC-I). Furthermore, results indicated that participants showed significant reduction in their expressed outward anger in their relationships (AX-O), but did not show significant differences in their perception of expressed internal anger in relationships (AX-I). A discussion follows explaining the possible reasons for this discrepancy, as well as limitations, modified procedures, and implications for this study. Lastly, the study completes with recommendations for future research in the field of counseling and anger management.
Identifier: CFE0003375 (IID), ucf:48463 (fedora)
Note(s): 2010-08-01
Ph.D.
Education, Department of Child Family and Community Sciences
Masters
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Subject(s): Anger management group
leadership
middle schools
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0003375
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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