Document Details

Document Type:   Thesis
Title:   Popularity and Aggression Among Females in the Eighth Grade
Author:   April Lynn Kantz
College:   Education & Human Services
Degree Program:   School Psychology, Ed.S.
Degree:   Education Specialist
Committee Director:   Dr. Stephen O'Keefe
Document Availability:   Document available for World-Wide access.
Date of Defense:   05/01/2006

This thesis examines how popularity affects the use of indirect and direct aggression. By using a class roster of all of the participants, the girls nominated three of the most popular and three of the least popular girls. The Direct Indirect Aggression Scales were used to examine which girls exhibited which type of aggressive behaviors. The results indicate that popularity affects aggression and that popular girls use more indirect aggression. These findings are consistent with past research on popularity and aggression and could help parents and educators understand the effects of such behaviors. 

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