ERIC Number: ED335142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher and Peer Perceptions of Aggression among Minority Youth.
Hudley-Paul, Cynthia A.
This study investigated teacher and peer perceptions of aggression in minority elementary school students enrolled in three urban public schools in southern California. Students (N=650) in grades 3, 5, and 8 were rated by teachers and completed a peer assessment questionnaire. Boys received significantly more peer nominations for aggressive behavior than did girls. In addition, boys' nominations increased from grades 3 to 8, while girls' nominations decreased. Total aggression ratings by teachers were significantly greater for boys than for girls, and ratings increased as students progressed through the grades. Teacher and peer perceptions of aggressive behavior were more congruent for males than for females. Teacher ratings understated levels of aggression of females relative to peer assessments. A list of 25 references is included. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: African Americans
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Seattle, WA, April 18-20, 1991).