Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The role of positive and negative life events, coping style, and adjustment in predicting relational aggression in college students was investigated using a sample of fifty-one 17-19 year old male (n = 16) and female (n = 35) first year college students. The role of parental psychological control and perceived parent-child and peer relationship quality in predicting relational aggression was also assessed. Students who were less well-adjusted to college academically and socially, and who were less satisfied with and committed to their choice of college, used more relational aggression. Students using the coping strategies of positive reinterpretation, acceptance, and planning were shown to be less relationally aggressive. Additionally, students experiencing fewer positive life events used more relational aggression, as did students perceiving high maternal psychological control and low parent alienation. Results, implications, and directions for future research are discussed.
BF1 .M63 v. 13 no. 2 2008
Nelson, Annelise and Linder, Jennifer Ruh
"The role of life events, coping style, college adjustment, and parent and peer relationship quality in predicting relational aggression in first-year college students,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 13
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol13/iss2/4