Relational aggression, gender, and social-psychological adjustment.

@article{Crick1995RelationalAG,
  title={Relational aggression, gender, and social-psychological adjustment.},
  author={Nicki R. Crick and Jennifer K Grotpeter},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1995},
  volume={66 3},
  pages={
          710-22
        }
}
Prior studies of childhood aggression have demonstrated that, as a group, boys are more aggressive than girls. We hypothesized that this finding reflects a lack of research on forms of aggression that are relevant to young females rather than an actual gender difference in levels of overall aggressiveness. In the present study, a form of aggression hypothesized to be typical of girls, relational aggression, was assessed with a peer nomination instrument for a sample of 491 third-through sixth… 

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