The Prevalence of Aggression Dimensions in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder according to Some Variables

Abstract

The current study aimed at exploring the level of aggression for children with autism according to gender, age and intellectual state in the state of Kuwait. The study was conducted on a sample of parents for (108) children with autism, children’s ages were ranging from 5 to 16 years old who have been attending of the autism centers in the State of Kuwait. The study used the aggression scale which includes (3) dimensions: aggression toward others, aggression toward self, aggression toward things. The results showed that aggression toward others was the most highest subscale, followed by aggression towards self, then aggression toward things. The most higher aspects of aggression ware: appear obstinacy and refusal when asking him to do something, pinching others in a state of anger, kicking others with no apparent reason, throwing himself on the floor, and hitting himself with his hand or any part of his body. The results also showed that there is a statistically significant differences between males and females on aggression toward things favor females, While, no statistical significant differences between them on aggression toward others, or the total score for aggression scale; there is no a statistically significant differences between according age stages and intellectual state on all aggression subscale, either toward others, nor aggression toward self nor toward things ,or total score for aggression scale .



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Elsayed Saad Elkhamisi, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
Maryam Almutery, Ministry of Education, Kuwait

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Conference: ACP2017
Stream: General Psychology

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