A Cross Cultural Study on Aggression in a Group of college students: Implications for College Instructors

Bilal Ahmad Lone


Cross culture is an important factor that plays a role in aggression. Aggression is a form of social behaviour. It is also distinguished on the parameter of antisocial and prosocial aggression. Unprovoked criminal acts are antisocial aggression. For example, assault and battery, raging and gang beating clearly violate social norms in the colleges .But aggressive acts dictated by social norms are called prosocial aggression. For example, acts of college law enforcement, appropriate parental discipline or obeying the orders of teachers in wartime are regarded as necessary and may be classified as prosocial aggression. Socio-cultural factors such as changes in class roles, academic pressure, course work, child abuse, student discrimination, diverse category students, unemployed parents, and community racial tension are often regarded as contributing factors to personal violence in the schools and colleges. Adolescence can be a stressful period, and is the most common age when serious mental health conditions like Aggression, anxiety, and depression typically begin. Upon entering a post-secondary institute, students may face intense academic pressures along with for the first time being separated from family, friends and getting classmates from different cultures. Since stress and lack of belonging are risk factors in the development of mental health problems among college students, it is necessary that college instructors attempt to offer acknowledge the importance of student mental health self-care, and to create caring learning communities. College student services can also offer information regarding mental health services and resources that may be helpful for students at risk


Aggression, Anxiety, Stress, Academic Adversity.

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