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Child Dev. 2002 Jul-Aug;73(4):1134-42.

Relationally and physically aggressive children's intent attributions and feelings of distress for relational and instrumental peer provocations.

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  • 1Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455-0345, USA. crick001@umn.edu

Abstract

Numerous studies have demonstrated that physically aggressive children exhibit hostile attributional biases in response to instrumental peer provocations, a social information-processing pattern that has been recognized as a contributor to peer-directed aggression. The present studies (N = 127 and N = 535) were designed to extend past research by evaluating the intent attributions and feelings of emotional distress of relationally and physically aggressive children in response to instrumental and relational provocation contexts. Results indicated that physically aggressive children exhibited hostile attributional biases and reported relatively greater distress for instrumental provocation situations, whereas relationally aggressive children exhibited hostile attributional biases and reported relatively greater distress for relational provocation contexts. Implications of these findings for the understanding of factors that may contribute to relational as well as physical aggression are discussed.

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