What is Relational Aggression?
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One of the top reasons girls engage in relational aggression involves establishing and maintaining social status within the school. 3 For instance, girls will use relational aggression to socially isolate someone while increasing their own social status. Any number of factors drive this behavior including everything from envy and a need for attention to a fear of competition. One of the top reasons girls engage in relational aggression involves establishing and maintaining social status within the school. For instance, girls will use relational aggression to socially isolate someone while increasing their own social status.
Family relationships play a role in children’s and teens’ relationally aggressive behaviors. When there’s a lot of conflict between parents, or when parents don’t do a good job of listening to their children, kids are more likely to engage in relational aggression. It was clear that by giving young children an opportunity to justify their negative behaviours and aggressive actions, we as adults (and researchers) can better understand why some children choose to use aggression to achieve social goals whereas others choose more.
Adolescents perceive relational aggression as more acceptable than physical aggression. Media portrayals of adults engaging in relational aggression have reinforced and normalized this behavior for children and adolescents. Relational aggression is a covert form of bullying that includes a pattern of behavior intended to harm someone by damaging her reputation or manipulating her relationships. Relational Aggression Is the Result of Peer Pressure.
Some girls compromise their values or principles just to fit in with a group or to gain acceptance. They might spread rumors or gossip in order to feel like part of the group or become more popular. Relational Aggression and Why Kids Engage In It. www.verywell.com. Relational aggression is an insidious and covert type of bullying that often goes unnoticed by parents and educators.
Relational aggression is the psychologist’s name for what the rest of us call ‘mean girls’ behaviour, or straight-up ‘bitchiness’. It is a pattern of behaviour typically played out by school-age girls, but it is not exclusive to them. In fact, where do they learn it if not from their adult role models?
Relational bullies use social groups to hurt their peers and the peer’s standing within a group. It can be hard to detect social bullying and unfortunately because it isn’t overt, it can go on for a long time unnoticed (think of the movie Mean Girls, a movie about social bullying). Oftentimes people will overlook it as simple teasing.
List of related literature:
|from Encyclopedia of Human Relationships: Vol. 1-|
|from Encyclopedia of School Psychology|
|from Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication|
|from Social Development: Relationships in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence|
|from Attachment in Middle Childhood|
|from Handbook of Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups, Second Edition|
|from Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology|
|from Handbook of Marriage and the Family|
|from Family Interventions in Domestic Violence: A Handbook of Gender-Inclusive Theory and Treatment|
|from Handbook of Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups|