A short-term longitudinal study of growth of relational aggression during middle childhood: associations with gender, friendship intimacy, and internalizing problems.

@article{MurrayClose2007ASL,
  title={A short-term longitudinal study of growth of relational aggression during middle childhood: associations with gender, friendship intimacy, and internalizing problems.},
  author={Dianna K Murray-Close and Jamie M. Ostrov and Nicki R. Crick},
  journal={Development and psychopathology},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={187-203}
}
Trajectories of relational aggression were examined in a large, diverse sample of fourth-grade students. Hierarchical linear modeling was used to examine relational aggression over 1 calendar year. The results indicated that relational aggression increased in a linear fashion for girls over the course of the study. In addition, increases in friend intimate exchange were associated with time-dependent increases in relational aggression among girls only. Relational aggression and internalizing… CONTINUE READING

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