It's "mean", but what does it mean to adolescents? relational aggression described by victims, aggressors, and their peers

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Title It's "mean", but what does it mean to adolescents? relational aggression described by victims, aggressors, and their peers
Author Pronk, Rhiarne; Zimmer-Gembeck, Melanie
Journal Name Journal of Adolescent Research
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United States
Publisher Sage
Abstract Early adolescent girls and boys (N = 33) with known histories of relational aggression and/or victimization gave detailed accounts of the nature, frequency, intensity, course, and impact of relational aggression among their peers. They also described reasons for, and forms of, aggression after being prompted by a series of hypothetical vignettes. Despite identifying many forms of aggression that were similar for girls and boys, some sex differences were found; girls were described as experiencing more victimization within close friendships than boys, with a focus on maintaining exclusivity. Boys described exclusion from larger groups with themes of masculinity, athletic skill, and/or perceived sexual identity. Girls' and boys' perceptions about the motivations for these different forms of relational aggression were quite similar. These included power, popularity, and wanting to fit in as well as the aggressors' emotional states and the victims' characteristics.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0743558409350504
Volume 25
Issue Number 2
Page from 175
Page to 204
ISSN 0743-5584
Date Accessioned 2010-11-11
Date Available 2011-01-18T05:43:04Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Behavioural Basis of Health; Griffith Health Institute
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Developmental Psychology and Ageing; Educational Psychology; Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/35325
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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