Effect of TAI CHI and MBCT for Aggression in Early Adolescent Boys


  • Dr. S. Sri Vidhya Assistant Professor in Psychology; K L (Deemed to be University), Vijayawada, India.
  • Dr. Ahmed Shahin Professor in Sports Psychology; TNPESU, Chennai, India.




Adolescence, Aggression, Tai Chi, MBCT


Adolescence is a time to develop knowledge and skills, learn to manage emotions and acquire attributes and abilities that will be important for enjoying the adolescent years and assuming adult roles. Since few decades there has been an increase in the incidents of aggression among adolescents. Boys are found to be more aggressive than girls. (Bhilwar, M., & Kapoor, R. 2016). Tai chi is a form of exercise that began as a Chinese tradition. It’s based in martial arts, and involves slow movements and deep breaths. Tai Chi had the strongest effect on the participants who presented with hyperactivity and heightened anxiety (Baron, L. J., & Faubert, C. 2005). A study conducted by Milani et al., 2013 with the sample comprising of 22 adolescent boys of a juvenile home given 8 weeks of MBCT seemed to be effective for reducing aggressive behaviours. The present study focuses on the effect of Tai Chi and MBCT for aggression in early adolescent boys. Data of the pre and post levels of aggression was statistically analysed and the results show a considerable reduction in the post test scores of levels of aggression.


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Dr. S. Sri Vidhya, & Dr. Ahmed Shahin. (2022). Effect of TAI CHI and MBCT for Aggression in Early Adolescent Boys. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.25215/0902.102