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ERIC Number: EJ809958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Childhood Aggression, Depressive Symptoms, and Peer Rejection: The Mediational Model Revisited
Morrow, Michael T.; Hubbard, Julie A.; McAuliffe, Meghan D.; Rubin, Ronnie M.; Dearing, Karen F.
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v30 n3 p240-248 2006
The goals of the current study were to investigate whether peer rejection mediated the relation between aggression and depressive symptoms in childhood, and if so, whether this mediational pathway was specific to the reactive subtype of aggression. Participants were 57 second-grade children (22 girls and 35 boys). Data on reactive aggression, proactive aggression, depressive symptoms, and peer rejection were collected from four sources (parents, teachers, peers, and self). Results revealed that reactive aggression, but not proactive aggression, was positively related to depressive symptoms. Furthermore, peer rejection partially mediated the relation between reactive aggression and depressive symptoms. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A