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Year: 2018 | Month: September | Volume: 8 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 275-280

Effectiveness of Aggression Management Training on Aggressive Behavior among Male Delinquent Children: A Systematic Review

Shalini1, Srinivasan P2, Sanasam Bankim Chandra3

1Department of Mental Health Nursing (M.sc Nursing Student), 2Department of Mental Health Nursing (Associate Professor), 3Department of Community Health Nursing (Assistant Professor)
Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Nursing, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

Corresponding Author: Shalini


Background: Aggression and violence in childhood and adolescence are associated with an increased risk of serious maladjustment problems, including school failure, school dropout and job failure, crime and incarceration and the development of mental disorders as well as high costs for society. Aggressive adolescents often do not have the power to control their behavior and they violate the customs and morals of the society in which they live. With this background, systematic literature search and Meta- Analysis was carried out.
Objective: To collect the data and review various studies.
Methodology: The study design was systematic review. The study includes the studies those which are related the psychological phenomenon like aggressive behavior among male delinquent children and the studies which showed the effectiveness of psychological intervention on aggressive behavior and the studies excludes the studies those are related to other psychological phenomenon.
Analysis: The data was grouped and analyzed in terms of Meta analysis. Studies were identified through searches of MEDLINE, PUBMED, Elsevier and Google Scholar. Abstracted information is about the study design, population characteristics, interventions and outcomes.
Conclusion: This systematic review has concluded that delinquent adolescents need psychological treatment as a major part of their rehabilitation process and Anti-Aggression Club should be established in schools, to monitor, discourage and report aggressive behaviors among students and using aggression management therapies with adolescent population by including them in psychotherapeutic as well as in educational process will be effective in reducing their aggressive behavior.

Key words: Aggressive Behavior, Delinquent Children, Aggression Management Training, Psychological interventions.

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