ERIC Number: EJ673592
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
What Does It Mean To Say That Aggressive Children Are Competent or Incompetent?
Bukowski, William M.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, v49 n3 p390-400 Jul 2003
Asserts that associations between child and adolescent aggression and competence need to be understood according to basic aspects of group process, such as dominance, resource control, and regulation of retaliatory gestures between group members. Maintains that although moderately aggressive children may be given status and power within the peer group, it does not mean that they are adjusted or that they will receive affection or kindness from peers. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue on: "Aggression and Adaptive Functioning: The Bright Side to Bad Behavior." Comments on PS 534 453 through PS 534 457 in this issue.