ERIC Number: EJ1081951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
Costs and Benefits of Children's Physical and Relational Aggression Trajectories on Peer Rejection, Acceptance, and Friendships: Variations by Aggression Subtypes, Gender, and Age
Ettekal, Idean; Ladd, Gary W.
Developmental Psychology, v51 n12 p1756-1770 Dec 2015
This study examined the associations between children's co-occurring relational and physical aggression trajectories and their peer relations (i.e., peer rejection, peer acceptance, and reciprocated friendships) from late childhood (Grade 4; M[subscript age] = 10.0) to early adolescence (Grade 8; M[subscript age] = 13.9). Using a sample of 477 children (240 girls), the findings indicated there were multiple heterogeneous subgroups of children who followed distinct co-occurring aggression trajectories. For each of these subgroups, multiple indices of their relational development were assessed and findings revealed notable group differences. These results have implications about the potential costs and benefits of aggression, and how its associations with children's peer relationships may vary as a function of aggression subtype, developmental timing, and gender.
Descriptors: Aggression, Peer Relationship, Peer Acceptance, Rejection (Psychology), Friendship, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Hypothesis Testing, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 8, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1RO1MH49223|2RO1MH49223|R01HD045906