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    Monitoring Aggression In Adolescents: Chandra Namaskara As A Panacea

    Authors

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    Manoranjan Tripathy 1

    Keywords

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    Adolescents, aggression, Chandra Namaskrar, undergraduate students, Yogic practices.

    Issue Date

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    December 2017

    Abstract

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    Aggression in adolescence is a key point of focus for psychologists, educationists, parents, and teachers. On the other hand, interdisciplinary researches with special reference to yoga and psychology are growing rapidly in this era of applied science. Despite rapidly growing scientific literature on yoga and its application, there has been no study conducted to determine whether Chandra Namaskrar (a yogic practice) affects the aggression level in adolescents. The current study aimed at exploring the effect of Chandra Namaskrar on the aggression level of adolescents. A sample consisting of 40 intermediate and undergraduate students from Gayatri Vidyapeeth and Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, respectively, was taken. The entire sample belonged to the age group of 15-20 years. Chandra Namaskrar practice was given to each and every subject of the group for a period of 30 days regularly. In this research, pre-post single-group design has been applied. Participants were given a questionnaire named as "Aggression Scale" (A-scale) which was developed by Pal and Naqvi (1983) for measurement of aggression score. Paired sample t-test and eta-squared statistics have been used for comparing pre- and post-mean scores and computing the magnitude of the effect of intervention, respectively. There was a statistically significant decrease in the aggression score from pre-test (M = 63.85, SD = 21.75) to post-test (M = 49.95, SD = 14.53), t (39) = 8.42, P < 0.01 (two-tailed). The mean decrease in aggression score was 13.9 with a 99% confidence interval. The eta-squared statistics was 0.64, which indicates large effect of the intervention on aggression. The findings revealed that the practice of Chandra Namaskrar is highly effective in reducing the aggression level in participants, which was significant at 0.01 level of significance.

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    1-6

    ISSN

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    2347- 4734

    Source

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    Vol. 4, No.6, December 2017

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