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Relationship Between Anger Rumination and Aggression in Childhood

Title: The Relationship Between Anger Rumination and Aggression in Childhood.
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Name(s): Repper, Karla K., author
Kistner, Janet A., professor directing dissertation
Pfeiffer, Steven I., outside committee member
Loney, Bryan R., committee member
Carbonell, Joyce L., committee member
Schatschneider, Chris, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The tendency to ruminate to anger has been hypothesized to be linked to the development, exacerbation and maintenance of aggression. Some studies have established that a relationship between anger rumination and aggression exists in adults, however, no studies have been conducted in a sample of children. The goal of this study was to explore the construct of anger rumination in childhood and to establish its concurrent and predictive relationship with aggression. In addition, sex and developmental differences in the tendency to ruminate to anger and in the relationship of anger rumination to aggression were explored. Adapting an anger rumination measure used in adult samples yielded a measure for children that was demonstrated to be reliable and valid in this sample. Results revealed a concurrent relationship between anger rumination and aggression as well as some support for a predictive relationship between anger rumination and overt aggression. Results offer mixed support for the hypothesis that boys ruminate to anger more than girls. Study limitations and future directions for research are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-1898 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation Submitted to the Department of Psychology in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2006.
Date of Defense: June 12, 2006.
Keywords: Aggression, Children, Anger, Rumination
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Janet A. Kistner, Professor Directing Dissertation; Steven I. Pfeiffer, Outside Committee Member; Bryan R. Loney, Committee Member; Joyce L. Carbonell, Committee Member; Chris Schatschneider, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1898
Owner Institution: FSU

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Repper, K. K. (2006). The Relationship Between Anger Rumination and Aggression in Childhood. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1898