ERIC Number: EJ558625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Observations of Aggressive and Nonaggressive Children on the School Playground.
Pepler, Debra J.; Craig, Wendy M.; Roberts, William L.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, v44 n1 p55-76 Jan 1998
Naturalistic observations were made of children in grades one through six on school playgrounds. Observers coded interactive behaviors, affective valence, and play states. Aggressive children displayed more verbal and physical aggression, antisocial behaviors, and interaction than did nonaggressive children. Peers made similar initiations to the two groups, but aggressive children were more likely to respond antisocially and initiate more mixed behaviors. (EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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