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Relational aggression: A review of the current literature

Hughart, Meg (2011) Relational aggression: A review of the current literature. Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal, 2. pp. 60-74.

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This paper examines the current literature on relational aggression, including what schools can do about it and ideas for professional school counselors. By reviewing a number of articles, each was evaluated for practicality, applications, and how it addressed gaps in the current literature. Research indicates that relational aggression is typically used by girls, and is considered a problem by many adolescents. Longitudinal studies on the results of early intervention (fifth grade and younger) have not been done; however, peer counseling and a systemic program that encompasses teacher and parent education seem to have been met with the most success. Future studies will need to address success rates of specific programs in order to better guide implementation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is published annually and dedicated to publishing refereed articles related to professional counseling in general and issues and counseling approaches that focus on wellness and personal adjustment. Publication priority was given to current Masters and Doctoral students from CACREP-accredited Counseling Programs with active Chi Sigma Iota Chapters. Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is the official publication of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at Northern Arizona University.
Keywords: wellness, relational, aggression, literature, schools, studies
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Department/Unit: Journals > Counseling and Wellness Journal
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 21:15
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2495

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