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ERIC Number: EJ784722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Affect-Congruent Social-Cognitive Evaluations and Behaviors
Peets, Katlin; Hodges, Ernest V. E.; Salmivalli, Christina
Child Development, v79 n1 p170-185 Jan-Feb 2008
This study examined whether the affect children feel toward peers would influence children's social-cognitive evaluations and behaviors. The sample consisted of 209 fifth-grade children (11- to 12-year-olds; 119 boys and 90 girls). For each child, 3 target peers (liked, disliked, and neutral) were identified via a sociometric nomination procedure. The names of the targets were then inserted into hypothetical vignettes in which the target peer's behavior had a negative consequence for the child. After each vignette, questions about intent, outcome expectations, and self-efficacy beliefs were asked. In addition, self-reports regarding relationship-specific proactive and reactive aggression and regarding victimization were collected. The results demonstrate that children social-cognitively differentiate between the relationship types and that relationship-specific evaluations are associated with relationship-specific behaviors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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