ERIC Number: EJ977838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Developmental Trajectories of Chinese Children's Relational and Physical Aggression: Associations with Social-Psychological Adjustment Problems
Kawabata, Yoshito; Tseng, Wan-Ling; Murray-Close, Dianna; Crick, Nicki R.
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v40 n7 p1087-1097 Oct 2012
The purpose of this short-term longitudinal study was to examine Chinese children's trajectories of physical and relational aggression and their association with social-psychological adjustment problems (i.e., depressive symptoms and delinquency) and gender. Fourth and fifth grade children in Taiwan (n = 739, age 9-11) were followed across 1 year. Results of Linear Mixed Models demonstrated that, on average, relational aggression increased in a linear fashion for fifth grade children and girls and physical aggression remained stable for boys and increased linearly for fifth grade girls. Further, increases in relational aggression were associated with time-dependent increases in depressive symptoms, and the effect size of this association seemed to be stronger than that of physical aggression. Findings are discussed in the context of Chinese culture.
Descriptors: Aggression, Females, Asian Culture, Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Psychology, Depression (Psychology), Longitudinal Studies, Behavior Problems, Gender Differences, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan