International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
Relationship of Revenge Motivation with Aggression among University Students in Faisalabad-Pakistan

Abstract

Investigating the relationship of revenge motivation with aggression among university students was the prime purpose of the present research. And considering that purpose, it was hypothesized that revenge motivation would be significantly and positively related with aggression, physical aggression, verbal aggression, anger and hostility among students. Additionally, gender difference was also investigated in respect to all variables of the study. Participants were selected from two reputable universities of Faisalabad city via convenient sampling method. About seventy five males (n = 75) and seventy five females (n = 75) students were included in the study. The subscale of Revenge motivation of Transgression-Related Interpersonal Motivation (McCullough et al., 2006) and full Aggression Questionnaire (Buss & Perry, 1992) were used to measure revenge motivation and aggression.  Bivariate analysis of the data has depicted a significant relationship of revenge motivation with aggression, physical aggression, anger and hostility among students. A non-significant relationship was found out between revenge motivation and verbal aggression. Additional analysis was done through Independent t-test that reveals a significant difference between male and female students in respect to physical aggression, anger and revenge motivation. Both groups of students did not significantly differ on aggression, verbal aggression and hostility.