A Study of Individual and Social Factors Influencing (verbal) Violence among Male High School Students in Bushehr City

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Associate Professor of Sociology, Shahid Chamran University

2 Faculty Member, Payam-e Nour University


The study of individual and social factors affecting the tendency to verbal violence among high school boy’s students in Bushehr city. The methodology of this study was survey and used a questionnaire. Population of this study was all high school boys’ students in the city of Bushehr and 400 persons determined as the sample size with using Lin table. The method of sampling was a multi-stage stratified random sampling. Pearson's test results show that among the dependent variable (tendency to verbal violence) and some independent variables are correlated. The value of Pearson correlation among the dependent variable and age, socialization, parental control, and excitement, as independent variables, respectively was 0/009, -0/45, 0/34, -0/34. The results show that students who have been deprived of the parent and the family always Conflict and debate has been more vulnerable and tend to be more violent. In addition, those who are equal in age and social characteristics with other person, as another factor in the socialization of the students involved. At this point, the student to gain popularity and being liked; widely Acceptance in their peer group takes its values. The results, violent behavior by students is the failure status due to the desire to have the excitement and violence And they're doing it just because of the excitement and fun And if by any means to prevent the discharge of excitement for children and adolescents, This energy is discharged in another detour and the society Will see increasing of these deviations. Stepwise regression analysis showed that socialization, social control, and excitement are the most influential factors on verbal violence. Finally path analysis test showed that the effect of parental control variable, indirect as well as direct effect on the dependent variable.