ERIC Number: ED361083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
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Social-Cognitive Correlates of Aggression and Victimization.
Kennedy, Elizabeth; Perry, David G.
The goal of this study was to investigate the social-cognitive functioning of aggressive and victimized elementary school children. A total of 149 fourth- through seventh-graders responded to a peer nomination inventory designed to assess children's tendencies toward aggression and victimization. Self-report questionnaires were then administered to assess: (1) outcome expectancies for aggressive behavior; (2) outcome values for aggressive behavior; and (3) self-perceived efficacy for emotional regulation of fear, anger, and euphoria. The findings indicated that aggressive children expected aggression to result in control over their victims, did not expect retaliation from their victims, and did not care whether their victims retaliated or not. Victimized children were more likely to expect retaliation for aggression. Aggressive children reported more difficulty regulating angry emotional reactions than did nonaggressive children. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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