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ERIC Number: EJ876825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1325
Reactive and Proactive Aggression: Stability of Constructs and Relations to Correlates
McAuliffe, Meghan D.; Hubbard, Julie A.; Rubin, Ronnie M.; Morrow, Michael T.; Dearing, Karen F.
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v167 n4 p365-382 Dec 2006
The authors examined short-term temporal stability of reactive and proactive aggression, as well as short-term consistency of differential relations of reactive versus proactive aggression to 4 correlates. The authors used parent, teacher, peer, and self-report measures twice across 1 year to assess reactive aggression, proactive aggression, hyperactivity, social skills, anger expression, and depressive symptoms of 2nd-grade boys and girls (N = 57). Both subtypes of aggression remained stable across the year, even when the other subtype of aggression was explained at each assessment. Reactive aggression, but not proactive aggression, was consistently positively related to hyperactivity, poor social skills, and anger expression at each assessment. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
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Language: English
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