ERIC Number: EJ673588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Prosocial and Coercive Configurations of Resource Control in Early Adolescence: A Case for the Well-Adapted Machiavellian.
Hawley, Patricia H.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, v49 n3 p279-309 Jul 2003
Studied self- and other-reported characteristics of 1,700 fifth through tenth graders varying in their use of coercive (aggression) and prosocial (cooperative) strategies of resource control. Found that children using both control strategies, labeled Machiavellians, possessed positive and negative characteristics and were socially central, liked by peers, socially skilled, and well adjusted. Explored the utility of an evolutionary perspective to resource control and social competence as a model of aggression. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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