Violence in Youth

Rahim Kamruddin Merchant*, Inara Rafiq**, Nasreen Rafiq***, Neelam Rafiq****, Anaiz Ahmed Khowaja*****
* Master's of Science of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
** Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Karachi, Pakistan.
*** Intensive Care Unit, Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan.
**** Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Karachi, Pakistan.
***** Coronary Care Unit, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
Periodicity:May - July'2019


With the change in socio cultural environment, today's youth is encountering more challenges than ever before. This encounter is influencing heavily on their daily life activities and behaviors. Youth today has become more violent and vigilant than they were before. Some leading factors of this behavior can be marked as more prone towards the gadgets and smart handheld devices, mainly the video games that promotes violence. Other leading factors could be poor parenting, lack of attention and affection from family, and corporal punishments used at home or other institutes for correcting deviant behaviors force them to indulge in activities from which they can express their aggression. Lower IQ level at school and peer also promote the violence in behaviors. This study is therefore conducted to ascertain the important factors that leads to violent behaviors among youth.


Youth, Violence, Age, Family, Peer Group, The Social Learning Theory, Uninhibited Temperament, IQ, Behavior, Corporal Punishments

How to Cite this Article?

Merchant, R. K., Rafiq, I., Rafiq, N., Rafiq, N., and Khowaja, A. A. (2019). Violence in Youth. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 13(1), 1-6.


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