Do physical and relational aggression explain adolescents' friendship selection? The competing roles of network characteristics, gender, and social status.

@article{Dijkstra2011DoPA,
  title={Do physical and relational aggression explain adolescents' friendship selection? The competing roles of network characteristics, gender, and social status.},
  author={Jan Kornelis Dijkstra and Christian Berger and Siegwart Lindenberg},
  journal={Aggressive behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={417-29}
}
The role of physical and relational aggression in adolescents' friendship selection was examined in a longitudinal sample of 274 Chilean students from 5th and 6th grade followed over 1 year. Longitudinal social network modeling (SIENA) was used to study selection processes for aggression while influence processes were controlled for. Furthermore, the effects of network characteristics (i.e., reciprocity and transitivity), gender, and social status on friendship selection were examined. The… CONTINUE READING

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