Peer Relations and Peer Deviance as Predictors of Reactive and Proactive Aggression among High School Girls


UZ BAŞ A., ÖZ SOYSAL F. S.

EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES-THEORY & PRACTICE, vol.16, no.1, pp.173-186, 2016 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.12738/estp.2016.1.0287
  • Journal Name: EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES-THEORY & PRACTICE
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.173-186
  • Keywords: Reactive aggression, Proactive aggression, Peer relations, Peer deviance, high school girls, QUESTIONNAIRE, CHILDREN, METAANALYSIS, CHILDHOOD, FORMS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate associations between reactive and proactive aggression and peer relations and peer deviance among high school girls. A total of 442 high school students participated in this study. Reactive-Proactive Aggression Questionnaire, the Peer Relations Scale, and the Peer Deviance Scale were used to collect data. Results revealed that self-disclosure, loyalty, mild deviance, and serious deviance were significantly and positively correlated with both reactive and proactive aggression. Findings also indicated that self-disclosure, loyalty, and mild deviance among peers were significant predictors of reactive aggression, while loyalty and mild deviance were significant predictors of proactive aggression.