Rethinking Aggression: A Typological Examination of the Functions of Aggression

@article{Little2003RethinkingAA,
  title={Rethinking Aggression: A Typological Examination of the Functions of Aggression},
  author={Todd D. Little and Todd D Jessica Stephanie M Matthew K Patricia H Brauner and Todd J. Jones and Todd D Jessica Stephanie M Matthew K Patricia H Nock and Todd D Jessica Stephanie M Matthew K Patricia H Hawley},
  journal={Merrill-Palmer Quarterly},
  year={2003},
  volume={49},
  pages={343 - 369}
}
We compared five subgroups of aggressive youth (n = 1,723, Grades 5 through 10) on a number of adjustment correlates. The subgroups were determined by the self-reported functions (i.e., "why") of their aggressive behavior: (a) an "instrumental" group who were high on instrumental reasons only; (b) a "reactive" group who were high on reactive reasons only; (c) a "both" group who were high on both dimensions; (d) a "typical" group who were moderate on both dimensions; and (e) a "neither" group… Expand

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