International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

The Relationship between Aggression and Perceived Social Support among University Students in Jordan
Mu’taz Fuad Alradaydeh, MSN, RN; Omar Ismael Alorani, PhD

Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between aggressions and perceived of social support among university students in Jordan. A sample of 919 students from the University of Jordan answered selfreported questionnaires including the Aggression Questionnaire (AQ) and Perceived Social Support Scale (PSSS). The results showed that 51.3% of the university students had high levels of aggression, and they reported moderate perception of perceived social support. The level of aggression among male students was higher than female students, while female students had higher perception of perceived social support compared with male students. The results also showed negative correlation between aggression and perceived social support (r= -.22, p< 0.001).The perceived social support from family had significant negative correlations with all domains of aggression. These findings indicated to enhance the perceived social support among university students through engaging them in peer support groups or extracurricular activities. Further studies are needed to explore additional ways that strengthen the social support received from family and friends.

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