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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Correlation of handgrip strength with aggression in adolescence

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Lakshmi T,Geethanjali H T*

Volume : 6

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 368

Article End Page : 372


Adolescence is a stressful phase of life which includes acceleration of physical growth, psychological and
behavioral changes. There is transformation from childhood to adulthood. Most common problems among
adolescence relate to growth and development, school, mental health disorders, consequences of risky and
illegal behaviors including aggression. Hand Grip Strength (HGS) is a good marker of physical health
and good muscle performance. Testosterone level contributes to HGS, which may explain the aggressive
behavior in men with high HGS. Aim of our study was assessment of Handgrip strength and Aggression in
first year medical students and to determine the correlation between handgrip strength and aggression. We
included 149 medical students of first year medical students of MIMS Mandya in adolescent age group.
Hand grip strength assessed by Handgrip Dynamometry and Aggression was assessed by Aggression Scale
by G P Mathur and Bhatnagar. In our study Hand grip strength was significantly high in males compared
to females. There was no statistically significant difference in Aggression among the gender. There was no
significant correlation between the Hand grip strength and Aggression scores. HGS is mainly affected by
testosterone and aggression need not have a positive correlation with HGS.

Keywords: Handgrip Strength (HGS), Aggression, Adolescence, Gender difference.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijcap.2019.080