ERIC Number: EJ910224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 14
Interventions for Relational Aggression: Innovative Programming and Next Steps in Research and Practice
Leff, Stephen S.; Crick, Nicki R.
School Psychology Review, v39 n4 p504-507 2010
The problem of youth violence has become a national priority given both the cost and repercussions to youth, to the school systems, and to society. Over the past two decades there has been increasing research examining gender differences in the expression of aggression. This research has suggested that boys typically display their aggression through direct, physical means, often termed "physical" or "overt aggression," which is thought to be related to dominance. Further, prior studies have demonstrated that physical aggressors are at risk for social problem-solving deficits, behavioral and emotional difficulties, peer relationship problems, and academic deficits. It is crucial that school-based professionals, especially school psychologists, be involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of school-based interventions for relational aggression. This collection of articles represents the first synthesis of empirically based studies on interventions to address relational aggression and victimization in the schools, and thereby fills an important gap in the literature base and has important implications for school psychologists.
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Violence, Aggression, School Psychologists, Peer Relationship, Gender Differences, Intervention, At Risk Persons, Problem Solving, Behavior Problems, Emotional Disturbances, Innovation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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