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ERIC Number: EJ901141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
Fragile Friendships: Exploring the Use and Effects of Indirect Aggression among Adolescent Girls
Field, Julaine E.; Crothers, Laura M.; Kolbert, Jered B.
Journal of School Counseling, v4 n5 2006
This study investigated the roles of relational and social aggression in the friendships of adolescent females. Using qualitative methodology, twenty-eight 8th grade female students from a predominantly white, rural, junior high school were invited to discuss how they respond to and cope with conflict in their friendships, identify and describe social and relational aggression, interpret expectations from significant adults regarding conflict management, and use relational and social aggression with peers of equal or greater social status. Themes are presented and discussed as well as implications for school counseling interventions.
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A