Relational aggression: Understanding, identifying, and responding in schools
Article first published online: 10 FEB 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Psychology in the Schools
Volume 43, Issue 3, pages 297–312, March 2006
How to Cite
Young, E. L., Boye, A. E. and Nelson, D. A. (2006), Relational aggression: Understanding, identifying, and responding in schools. Psychol. Schs., 43: 297–312. doi: 10.1002/pits.20148
- Issue published online: 10 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 10 FEB 2006
Relational aggression, harm through injury or manipulation of a relationship, has become fashionable, particularly in the popular press. Mental health professionals in schools can better serve students when they understand what is known about relational aggression, how it influences social behavior, and how it is related to children's well-being. This article discusses the definition, identification, and consequences of relational aggression. Available intervention programs are introduced, and future directions for research, assessment, and intervention are addressed. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Psychol Schs 43: 297–312, 2006.