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Relational and physical aggression in late childhood : links to social adjustment in group and dyadic relations

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Relational and physical aggression in late childhood : links to social adjustment in group and dyadic relations

Bergevin, Tanya A (1998) Relational and physical aggression in late childhood : links to social adjustment in group and dyadic relations. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Relational aggression (RA), thought to be more typical of females, is a form of aggression in which relationships are used as vehicles of harm (Crick & Grotpeter, 1995). This study investigated sex-differences in the prevalence of RA and physical aggression (PA), as well as the group and friendship relations of relationally and physically aggressive children. It was predicted that (a) girls would be rated as more relationally aggressive than boys when extreme group scores of RA were examined; (b) boys would be rated as more relationally aggressive than girls when continuous measures of RA were used; (c) boys would be higher than girls in PA regardless of the assessment measure; and (d) girls would use more RA than PA, whereas boys would use more PA than RA. It was also predicted that (e) relationally aggressive boys and physically aggressive girls would be at heightened risk for peer rejection; (f) aggressive children would have mutual friendships in spite of their lack of popularity; (g) relationally and physically aggressive children would have similarly aggressive friends; and (h) RA and PA would predict lower-quality friendships.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Psychology
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Bergevin, Tanya A
Pagination:xi, 107 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Psychology
Date:1998
Thesis Supervisor(s):Bukowski, William M
ID Code:560
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:12
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:15
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