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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

13

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 32-49

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2008

Abstract

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.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

18 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 13 no. 2 2008

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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