Education in a family as factor of children's aggressive behavior

Violeta Jegeleviciene, Malgorzata Przybysz-Zaremba, Agata Katkoniene

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The study was intended to find parents attitude towards children’s aggression and possibilities of its adjustment. Sixteen participants of the study were selected from among parents whose children attend primary school. The analysis of scientific literature shows that the concept of aggression, usually defined as physical or verbal behavior, is intended to damage or destroy. It is noted that aggression is a normal component of the child’s development, helping children to gain experience in setting their own limits. Researchers found out that inappropriate and destructive upbringing reinforces children’s aggressive behavior breakthrough. Apparently, the family may display aggressive behavior, and children’s aggressive behavior is naturally reinforced. This suggests that children’s aggressive behavior likely depends on whether they face aggression at home. The analysis of the data showed that: parents with elementary school-age children assume children’s aggression to be the only physical violence against another person. Stubbornness, contradictions, avoidance of communication with parents, crying, screaming, disobedience to requests and excuses are not treated by parents as children’s aggression forms. It was found that in most cases parents ignore manifestation of children’s aggression. It appears that according to parents’ opinion, the most effective way to reduce children’s aggression is communicating with your child, but many parents do not practice it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-342
JournalJournal of educational review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Education
  • Family
  • children

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