International Journal of Education and Psychological Research
(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)
Authors:  Dr. Fareeda Shaheen  Dr. Musaddiq Jahan
Purpose of the present study was to investigate the role of self-esteem in development of aggression among adolescents. The sample comprised of 200 (100 male and 100 female) students from senior secondary school of Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh. Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965) was used for measuring self esteem, and Aggression Questionnaire (Buss & Perry, 1992) was used for measuring adolescents aggression. Pearson Product Moment Correlation and t-test were used for analyzing the data. Result showed that there was significant negative correlation between self esteem and aggression. In gender differences, it was found that male students scored significantly higher on self esteem in comparison to female students. It was also found that male students scored significantly higher on different dimensions of aggression (i.e. physical, verbal, anger and hostility) in comparison to female students.