Title

Relational aggression: Understanding, identifying, and responding in schools

Keywords

relational aggression, relationship, mental health

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Citation

Young, E. L., *Boye, A., & Nelson, D. A. ★ (2006). Relational aggression: Understanding, identifying, and responding in schools. Psychology in the Schools, 43, 297-312.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2006-02-10

Publisher

Psychology in the Schools

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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