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ERIC Number: EJ840935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Bullying in Middle School as a Function of Insecure Attachment and Aggressive Attitudes
Eliot, Megan; Cornell, Dewey G.
School Psychology International, v30 n2 p201-214 2009
This study tested a model for understanding peer bullying as the product of aggressive attitudes and insecure attachment. A sample of 110 sixth grade students completed self-report measures that assessed attitudes toward the use of aggressive behaviour with peers and distinguished secure from insecure parental attachment. Bullying behaviour was assessed using self- and peer-report. Path analyses indicated that aggressive attitudes mediated a relationship between insecure attachment and bullying behaviour. These findings have theoretical and applied implications for bullying prevention. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia