Thesis Title: Jealousy, Gossip and Relational Aggression in Adolescents
Author: Sania Razaq
Supervisor: Ayesha Farooq & Iram Fatima
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 92-42-9231245
The present study aimed to explore the relationship between jealousy, gossip and relational aggression in adolescents. It was hypothesized that there was likely to be a relationship among jealousy, gossip and relational aggression in adolescents. The correlational research design was used. Purposive and convenient sampling technique was used to collect data. The study comprised of sample of 200 (boys = 100, girls = 100) adolescents. Indigenous Interpersonal Jealousy Scale (Farooq & Amjad, 2012), Gossip in Organization (Wittek & Wielers, 1998) and Diverse Adolescent Relational Aggression scale (Horton, 2010) was used. Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Hierarchal Regression analyses were apply to generate result which showed that there was a significant relationship among gossip, jealousy and relational aggression in adolescents. Further, the results showed that only gossip predicted relational aggression. Independent sample t-test was used to find out the gender differences which showed that boys scored higher on gossip scale than girls. The findings of this study have importance implications in clinical and counseling psychology, as well as in educational field for the wellbeing of adolescents.
Jealousy, gossip, relational aggression