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Aggression, Victimization, and Social Prominence in Early Adolescent Girls and Boys

Abstract Although aggression is sometimes thought to be maladaptive, evolutionary theories of resource control and dominance posit that aggression may be used to gain and maintain high social prominence within the peer group. The success of using aggression to increase social prominence may depend on the form of aggression used (relational versus physical), the gender of the aggressor, and the prominence of the victim. Thus, the current study examined the associations between aggression and victimization and social prominence. In addition, the current study extended previous research by examining multiple forms of aggression and victimization and conceptualizing and measuring social prominence using social network analysis. Participants were 339 6th... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Andrews, Naomi Cynthia Zabrack (Author) / Hanish, Laura D (Advisor) / Martin, Carol Lynn (Committee member) / Updegraff, Kimberly A (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Developmental psychology / Aggression / Gender / Social Networks / Social Status / Victimization
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 119 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Family and Human Development 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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