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Prevalence and Socio-demographic Factors of Aggression among Medical College Students


Author(s): Mehdi Mirzaei-Alavijeh, Parastoo Hossini, Somayeh Hayati, Abbas Aghaei, Behzad Karami-Matin

"Aggressive behavior in college students can be considered as an analyst for crime, drug abuse, depression and academic failure. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of and the factors related with aggression among a sample of Kermanshah medical college students. In this cross-sectional, showed in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, in the western Iran, a total of 601 students were randomly selected to voluntarily participate in the study. Participants filled out a Buss-Perry aggression questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 21 using logistic regression statistical tests at 95% significant level. Almost, 15.3% of the participants were aggressive. The mean score of aggression was 61.1 [95% CI: 59.6, 62.7], ranged from 29 to 140. Logistic regression showed that marital status and smoking were the most influential predictive factors on aggressive behaviour. Our findings showed a high level of aggressive behaviour among college students; it seems that a designing intervention to reduce aggressive behaviour and improve mental health program among college students is necessary."

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