Functions, targets, and outcomes of specific forms of social aggression: a daily diary study.

@article{Dyches2012FunctionsTA,
  title={Functions, targets, and outcomes of specific forms of social aggression: a daily diary study.},
  author={Karmon D. Dyches and Lara Mayeux},
  journal={The Journal of genetic psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={173 1},
  pages={
          63-89
        }
}
The authors investigated 8 specific forms of social aggression (SA) in terms of the functions they serve, the characteristics of the peers targeted by them, and the outcomes associated with using the behaviors. Two hundred and seventeen fifth- and seventh-grade boys and girls completed a structured daily diary for 5 consecutive days in their English classes. Participants reported on their own acts of SA. Girls reported using SA overall more frequently than boys, but most specific forms of SA… CONTINUE READING

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