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Gepubliceerd in: Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology 7/2011

01-10-2011

Hostile Intent Attributions and Relational Aggression: The Moderating Roles of Emotional Sensitivity, Gender, and Victimization

Auteurs: Lindsay C. Mathieson, Dianna Murray-Close, Nicki R. Crick, Kathleen E. Woods, Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck, Tasha C. Geiger, Julie R. Morales

Gepubliceerd in: Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology | Uitgave 7/2011

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Abstract

The current study adopts a relational vulnerability model to examine the association between hostile attribution bias and relational aggression. Specifically, the relational vulnerability model implicates the interactive effects of a number of relational risk factors in the development of relational aggression. A sample of 635 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students (50.2% females) completed a self-report measure assessing hostile attribution bias and emotional distress for relational provocations. Peer nominations and teacher reports of relational aggression and relational victimization were also collected. Results supported the relational vulnerability model for girls only. Specifically, hostile attribution bias was associated with relational aggression only when relational victimization and emotional distress were also high. Implications for future research and clinical practice are discussed.
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Although teacher and peer-reports of relational aggression and victimization are presented in the descriptive statistics in Table 1, only the composite measures are used in analyses and thus interpreted in the results and discussion.
 
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To avoid issues of multicollinearity, we did not control for physical aggression and physical victimization in these analyses. However, we re-computed the analyses controlling for composite physical aggression and composite physical victimization (standardized teacher and peer reports combined), and the results remained the same. That is, the 3-way interaction was significant for girls, and the simple slopes revealed that HAB was associated with relational aggression only when relational victimization and emotional sensitivity were also high.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Hostile Intent Attributions and Relational Aggression: The Moderating Roles of Emotional Sensitivity, Gender, and Victimization
Auteurs
Lindsay C. Mathieson
Dianna Murray-Close
Nicki R. Crick
Kathleen E. Woods
Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck
Tasha C. Geiger
Julie R. Morales
Publicatiedatum
01-10-2011
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology / Uitgave 7/2011
Print ISSN: 2730-7166
Elektronisch ISSN: 2730-7174
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-011-9515-5