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Table of Contents - Year : 2018 | Month : August | Volume : 12 | Issue : 8 | Page : LC05 - LC09

The Relation of Social Happiness and Adjustment with Vandalistic Behaviour of the Children and Young Adults in the Families under Supervision of Welfare Office LC05-LC09

Mohammad-Rafi Bazrafshan, Alireza Abdi, Behnam Masmouei, Esmaeil Kavi, Narjes Abshorshori, Leila Akbari, Zohre Faramarzian, Marzyeh Zakeri

Dr. Mohammad-Rafi Bazrafshan,
Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, School of Nursing, Larestan University of Medical Sciences, Larestan, Iran.

Introduction: Vandalism is a new social phenomenon known as a type of sick morale and tendency to destroy intentionally and knowingly the public properties and installations.

Aim: This study was conducted to examine the relation of social happiness and adjustment with vandalistic behaviours of the children and young adults in the families under the supervision of welfare office.

Materials and Methods: A descriptive and correlative study was done on 150 children and young adults of the families under the supervision of welfare office in Bandar Lengeh city, Iran; they were selected by census method. The data were collected by vandalistic behaviours questionnaire, Oxford happiness questionnaire, and Bell adjustment inventory. Then, the data were analysed by Pearson statistic and regression tests.

Results: The findings indicated that social happiness and the adjustment had a significant and inverse relation with vandalistic behaviours appearance (p-value<0.05). Also, the statistic regression test indicated that the variables: social adjustment (Beta=-0.268) and happiness (Beta=-0.397) predict vandalistic behaviours appearance.

Conclusion: Social happiness and adjustment may decrease the vandalistic behaviours appearance in the young people.