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ERIC Number: EJ962732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0091-0627
Gender Differences in Predicting Antisocial Behaviors: Developmental Consequences of Physical and Relational Aggression
McEachern, Amber D.; Snyder, James
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v40 n4 p501-512 May 2012
This study investigated gender differences in the relationship of early physical and relational aggression to later peer rejection and overt and covert antisocial behaviors. Significant gender differences were found indicating physically aggressive boys were more likely than girls to experience later peer rejection. Early physical aggression was related to later overt antisocial behavior for boys and girls, and more strongly for girls than for boys. Early relational aggression was not associated with later forms of antisocial behavior. In the context of early physical aggression, for boys and girls peer rejection generally served to increment risk for later overt and covert antisocial behavior in an additive fashion. The data suggest some gender specificity in the social risk processes associated with the development of early overt and covert antisocial behaviors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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