ERIC Number: EJ821617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
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Adolescents' Aggressive and Prosocial Behavior: Associations with Jealousy and Social Anxiety
Culotta, Carmen M.; Goldstein, Sara E.
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v169 n1 p21-33 Mar 2008
The authors examined how relational aggression, physical aggression, and proactive prosocial behavior were associated with jealousy and social anxiety in a diverse sample of 60 middle school students. After the authors controlled for gender and race, jealousy predicted relational aggression and proactive prosocial behavior, but it did not predict physical aggression. Additionally, social anxiety predicted proactive prosocial behavior. Adolescents who were more jealous in their peer relationships also tended to engage in relational aggression and proactive prosocial behavior, and adolescents who were more socially anxious also tended to be proactively prosocial. The authors discuss the implications of these findings and suggest directions for future research.
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Aggression, Early Adolescents, Anxiety, Interpersonal Competence, Antisocial Behavior, Psychological Patterns, Middle School Students, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Peer Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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