The Relationship between Parental Aggression and Female High School Students’ Depression

Alma Azarian, Sanaz Aghakhani, Zohreh Abedi


Background and Purpose: Parental aggression is among unhealthy relationships to which the child's exposure can have very serious effects on his mood and behavior. The aim of this study was to investigate whether parental aggression has a significant relationship with child depression or not.

Method: The research method is descriptive – correlational. The population under study includes all 1200 high school students of Bandar Anzali city among whom 100 subjects were selected through simple random sampling method and Beck Depression Inventory was distributed among the students and Aggression Questionnaire of Buss and Perry was distributed among their parents. The data were analyzed by Pearson correlation coefficient.

Results: The results showed that there is a statistically significant relationship between parental aggression and children’s depression.

Conclusion: Disagreements and aggression between parents lead to insecurity and damage to children’s emotions and feelings and provides the context for depression.


Aggression, Parent, Depression, Student.

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