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ERIC Number: EJ889074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
The Role of Culture in Relational Aggression: Associations with Social-Psychological Adjustment Problems in Japanese and US School-Aged Children
Kawabata, Yoshito; Crick, Nicki R.; Hamaguchi, Yoshikazu
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v34 n4 p354-362 Jul 2010
The purpose of this study was (1) to evaluate psychometric properties that assess forms of aggression (i.e., relational and physical aggression) across cultures (i.e., Japan and the United States) and (2) to investigate the role of culture in the associations between forms of aggression and social-psychological adjustment problems such as depressive symptoms and delinquency. Participants consisted of 296 fourth-graders (197 Japanese and 99 US children). It was hypothesized that relative to US children, relational aggression would be more strongly associated with depressive symptoms for Japanese children. Findings supported our hypothesis, suggesting that Japanese children may be more vulnerable to negative interpersonal experiences, including relational aggression. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist; Childrens Depression Inventory