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ERIC Number: EJ1167456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Associations among Friendship Jealousy, Peer Status, and Relational Aggression in Early Adolescence
Kraft, Caroline; Mayeux, Lara
Journal of Early Adolescence, v38 n3 p385-407 Mar 2018
This study investigated the associations among peer status, friendship jealousy, and relational aggression in early adolescence, with a focus on peer status as a moderator of the association between relational aggression and friendship jealousy. Three hundred eighteen sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students completed a sociometric assessment of relational aggression, popularity, and peer preference, and a self-report friendship jealousy measure. Relational aggression was negatively correlated with peer preference, but positively correlated with popularity for boys and girls. Regression analyses showed that peer status moderated the association between friendship jealousy and relational aggression for girls and boys. At low levels of peer preference, high friendship jealousy was positively associated with relational aggression for girls, but negatively associated with relational aggression for boys. Findings are discussed in light of friendship and social status maintenance processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6
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Language: English
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