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NCJ Number: 218250 Find in a Library
Title: Proactive and Reactive Aggression and Peer Delinquency: Implications for Prevention and Intervention
Journal: Journal of Early Adolescence  Volume:27  Issue:2  Dated:May 2007  Pages:223-240
Author(s): Paula J. Fite; Craig R. Colder
Date Published: May 2007
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: DA14386;DA018016
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This longitudinal study examined the relationship between proactive and reactive aggression and peer delinquency.
Abstract: Results of the study indicate that reactive regression was associated with increases in peer delinquency and peer delinquency was associated with increases in reactive aggression. This suggests that reactive aggression is predictive of increases in reactive aggression. However, proactive aggression and peer delinquency were unrelated. Although research has found that proactive and reactive aggression differentially relates to peer variables, no research has examined how these forms of aggression relate to peer delinquency. This study examined the relation between proactive and reactive aggression and peer delinquency using a 1-year prospective design in a high-risk community sample of 9 through 12 year old children. Tables, notes, and references
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Aggression; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquency research; Peer influences on behavior; Problem behavior
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