ERIC Number: EJ1091392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Social and Physical Aggression Trajectories from Childhood through Late Adolescence: Predictors of Psychosocial Maladjustment at Age 18
Ehrenreich, Samuel E.; Beron, Kurt J.; Underwood, Marion K.
Developmental Psychology, v52 n3 p457-462 Mar 2016
This research examined whether following social and physical aggression trajectories across Grades 3-12 predicted psychological maladjustment. Teachers rated participants' (n = 287, 138 boys) aggressive behavior at the end of each school year. Following the 12th grade, psychosocial outcomes were measured: rule-breaking behaviors, internalizing symptoms, and narcissistic and borderline personality features. Following the highest social aggression trajectory predicted rule-breaking behavior; the medium social aggression trajectory was not a significant predictor of any outcome. Following the highest physical aggression trajectory predicted rule-breaking, internalizing symptoms, and narcissism, whereas the medium physical aggression trajectory predicted rule-breaking and internalizing symptoms.
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Standards, Student Behavior, Age Differences, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Personality Problems, Psychological Patterns, Mental Disorders, Gender Differences, Student Characteristics, Antisocial Behavior, Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Child Behavior, Check Lists, Longitudinal Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01MH63076; K02MH73616; R56MH63076; R01HD60995