Adolescents Anger: Implication for Classroom Instruction
This study examined adolescents' anger, implications for classroom instruction. Adolescent anger is a response to a threat or the perception of a threat against an individual or a group. The types of threat that tend to trigger anger response are broad in scope and include both physical threats and psychological threats or threats to adolescents' are pride or dignity. This is the reason adolescents' anger behaviours differ according to their psychological environment, such behaviours influence
... haviours influence their academic achievement. Adolescent anger may be passive or active. Some possible causes of adolescent anger and its effect on adolescents that appear in form of learning difficulties and social adjustment problems were discussed. Strategies and tips to address these problems were provided to help in guiding and improving teaching and learning. This is the reason the researcher recommended that school teacher that has the mastery of the strategies to handle the teaching of students in schools where adolescent anger is exhibited will be properly curbed for effective academic performance of the adolescents. Exhibition of these behaviours in school situation challenges teacher's competence in classroom instruction and lowers academic performance of the students. Violence, aggression and anger metamorphose into other social problem behaviours when not tackled through a concerted effort of the teachers and authorities. The study therefore, x-rays the adolescent anger, with a view to advising teachers on how to manage adolescent anger in classroom situations. Also, provide adequate information on the causes of anger and possible implication to classroom instruction which will tremendously assist teachers in effective classroom control. Proprietors of schools will also benefit as indiscipline resulting from adolescent anger will be reduced in schools. Also counselors will benefit as new methods of addressing adolescent anger problems were highlighted in the recommendations.