Anger provoking reasons on high school and university students

Kisac İ.

World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.2202-2206 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.387
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2202-2206
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this research is to determine anger provoking reasons on high school and university students with respect to gender and educational status. Subjects were recruited from Gazi University, Abidinpasa High School and Aksaray Anatolian Hotel and Tourism Vocational High School, and consist of 466 students. Anger Inventory was used to collect data. Results indicated that the most anger provocative situations for the students are "being treated injustice", "attacking to their personality" and "being criticized unfairly". According to gender, female students are significantly angrier in the situations of "being in trouble because of others' mistake", "others behaved self-centered", "some people behaved silly", "jobs don't go on as they want", "learning that someone gossips about her", "criticized in any conditions" and "being sleepless" than male students. On the other hand, male students are angrier in case of "being criticized whatever the reason is" than female students are. Moreover, according to educational status variable, while high school students are significantly angrier when they are "criticized whatever the reason is", university students are angrier "when others behave self-centered". (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved