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Reactive and Proactive Aggression

Title: Reactive and Proactive Aggression: Validation of a Two-Factor Model in Relational Aggression Using Emotional Functioning Variables.
Name(s): Caron, Kelly M. (Kelly Marie), 1982-, author
Kistner, Janet, professor directing dissertation
Al Otaiba, Stephanie Dent, university representative
Carbonell, Joyce, committee member
Taylor, Jeanette, committee member
Wagner, Rick, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The current study sought support for a two-factor model of relational aggression, comprised of reactive and proactive aggressive subtypes, and to validate the model with respect to emotional functioning (e.g., emotion regulation, emotional arousal, callous-unemotional traits, and attentional bias). A purposive sampling technique was used to recruit a sample of 164 elementary-aged children from a non-referred, mixed-gender screening sample comprised of children from grades two through five. Both parent and teacher ratings of aggression and emotional functioning were obtained where possible. Structural equation modeling, analysis of variance, and correlational techniques were used to examine the relationship between reactive and proactive relational aggression and emotional functioning. Confirmatory factor analyses supported the use of a two-factor model of relational aggression; however subsequent analyses yielded mixed findings with respect to discriminant validity of the subtypes with respect to emotional functioning variables.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-4179 (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, 2011.
Date of Defense: October 29, 2010.
Keywords: Relational Aggression, Reactive Aggression, Proactive Aggression, Emotion Regulation
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Janet Kistner, Professor Directing Dissertation; Stephanie Dent Al Otaiba, University Representative; Joyce Carbonell, Committee Member; Jeanette Taylor, Committee Member; Rick Wagner, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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