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Abstract                 Volume:4  Issue-12  Year-2016          Original Research Articles

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Yogic Management of Anger in High School Children
T.L. Alaka Mani1*, M.K. Sharma2, P. Marimuttu3, S.N. Omkar4 and H.R. Nagendra5
1Ph.D Scholar, SVYASA Yoga University, Bengaluru, India
2Addl Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, India
3Addl Professor, Department of Bio-Statistics, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, India
4Chief Research Scientist, Dept Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science; Bengaluru, India
5Chancellor, SVYASA Yoga University; Bengaluru, India
*Corresponding author

Adolescent anger which is a strong predictor of violence, homicide, road accidents etc. also has negative impact on academic success and emotional welling-being. There is a growing consensus among researchers to develop effective anger management programs for school children.  Yoga in schools which is found to be effective for physical and mental health is assessed in this study for its efficacy in anger management. Yoga intervention based pre-post control study (n=187, 88 boys and 99 girls) was carried out in two high schools for 4 months with 2 sessions per week. Yoga sessions were conducted during academic hours. Anger was assessed using self-reporting scales and feedback from parents. Authorized tools and software were used to measure and analyse the data.  Significant reduction of angeris observed in yoga group in both girls and boys with mean score of pre intervention being 46.20 and post intervention 42.41 achieved at 99% confidence.  Marginal increase in anger is observed in control group girls.  Yoga education in schools is very effective in addressing the issues of anger among high school children. Future studies are recommended to use physiological parameters of anger in addition to self-reporting scales.

Keywords: Yoga,adolescents,anger,schools.
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Alaka Mani, T.L., M.K. Sharma, P. Marimuttu, S.N. Omkar and Nagendra, H.R. 2016. Yogic Management of Anger in High School Children.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(12): 93-102
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.412.009