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Title: Identifying girls who use relational aggression: A proposed model
Contributor(s): Page, Angela  (author)orcid ; Smith, Lisa F (author)
Publication Date: 2012
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: This study used mixed methods to compare perceptions of relational aggression (RA) of adolescent girls (n = 282) and their teachers (n = 15) in New Zealand, and to explore strategies for teachers to effectively manage RA in the classroom. Results indicated that younger adolescent girls view physical aggression as more acceptable than older girls, and that the girls were more likely to view others as engaging in RA, rather than themselves. Teachers' perceptions of RA behaviours overlapped with those of the girls' but perceptions of effective strategies varied. The results led to the development of a model that identifies three types of relationally aggressive adolescent girls. Results are discussed in terms of applying the model and developing strategies for building healthy relationships.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Issues in Educational Research, 22(3), p. 315-332
Publisher: Western Australian Institute for Educational Research Inc
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1837-6290
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170105 Gender Psychology
130305 Educational Counselling
130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520502 Gender psychology
390404 Educational counselling
390406 Gender, sexuality and education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 9304 School/Institution
920410 Mental Health
939904 Gender Aspects of Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200409 Mental health
160202 Gender aspects in education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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