ERIC Number: ED334011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Childhood Peer Rejection and Aggression as Predictors of Intimacy/Involvement with the Parent in Adolescence.
This study examined the relation between peer rejection and aggression in minority fourth graders and the children's perception of the quality of their relationship with their mother. The instrument used was the sociometric procedure described by Coie, Dodge, and Coppotelli (1982). The quality of the parent-child relationship was then measured by a questionnaire/interview when the children were in sixth grade (N=71) and eighth grade (N=83). The results indicated that: (1) rejection and aggression in fourth grade predicted maternal involvement in eighth grade but not in sixth grade; (2) the aggressive, rejected eighth grade group reported being more involved with their mothers than did the aggressive, nonrejected group and the nonaggressive, rejected group; and (3) members of the aggressive, nonrejected group were significantly less intimate with their mothers than were members of the aggressive, rejected group, and were marginally less intimate than members of the nonaggressive, nonrejected group. A list of eight references is included. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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