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Exploring the Stability and Instability of Aggressors, Victims and Aggressive-Victims from Childhood to Adolescence

Abstract It is widely recognized that peer-directed aggression and victimization are pervasive social problems that impact school-aged children and adolescents. This study investigated the developmental course of aggression and victimization, and more specifically, addressed three primary aims. First, distinct subgroups of children were identified based on similarities and differences in their physical, verbal and relational aggression and victimization. Second, developmental stability (and instability) were assessed by examining the extent to which individuals remain (or change) subgroups throughout childhood and adolescence. Third, group classifications and transitions over time were assessed as a function of children’s individual characteristics ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Ettekal, Idean (Author) / Ladd, Gary W (Advisor) / Dumka, Larry (Committee member) / Jager, Justin (Committee member) / Kochel, Karen P (Committee member) / Kochenderfer-Ladd, Becky (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Developmental psychology / Psychology / Aggression / Peer Victimization
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 115 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Family and Human Development 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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