A comparison of the social status and social behavior of Aggressive and Aggressive/Withdrawn boys

  • Milich R
  • Landau S
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Collected 3 types of data on 49 68–84 mo old males enrolled in kindergarten: teacher rankings and ratings, observed social behavior during free-play activity, and peer nominations. Using J. E. Ledingham's conceptualization (see record 1981-12927-001) 10 aggressive Ss, 9 withdrawn Ss, 10 aggressive/withdrawn Ss, and 20 control Ss were identified. MANOVA showed that both aggressive (A) and aggressive/withdrawn (AW) groups were high on peer-nominated rejection, but group A was also high on peer-nominated popularity, while Group AW was low. Both Groups A and AW were high in negative peer interactions, but Group A was also high in positive interactions. It is suggested that valuable information about social status and social behavior of aggressive children will be lost if the type of subgrouping illustrated is not undertaken. (31 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • Richard Milich

  • Steven Landau

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