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Context-Dependent Peer Victimization: Are physical and relational aggression tolerated differently in mixed-sex versus all-girl schools?
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly
  • Ana María Velásquez, Concordia University, Montreal
  • Jonathan Bruce Santo, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Lina María Saldarriaga, Concordia University, Montreal
  • Luz Stella López, Universidad del Norte - Colombia
  • William M. Bukowski, Concordia University, Montreal
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
8-1-2010
Abstract
Contextual differences in the association between different forms of aggressive behavior and victimization were studied with a sample of 197 boys and 149 girls from mixed-sex schools and in 336 girls from all-girl schools (M = 10.21 years of age) in two cities in Colombia. Results showed that boys generally engage in more physical than relational aggression, whereas girls engage in more relational than physical aggression. Among boys, the association between aggression and victimization was significant only for the measure of relational aggression, whereas, for girls, victimization was significantly correlated only with physical aggression. This latter association was found to be significantly stronger for girls from the all-girl schools than for the girls from the mixed-sex schools. These findings are discussed in terms of how mixed-sex and same-sex groups, as different forms of peer context, affect the social dynamics related to the association between aggression and victimization.
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Velásquez A.M., Santo J.B., Saldarriaga L.M., Lopez L.S., & Bukowski W.M. (2010) Context-Dependent Peer Victimization: Are physical and relational aggression tolerated differently in mixed-sex versus all-girl schools? Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 56(3): 283-302. © 2010 by Wayne State University Press.

The original article can be found at http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mpq/.

Citation Information
Ana María Velásquez, Jonathan Bruce Santo, Lina María Saldarriaga, Luz Stella López, et al.. "Context-Dependent Peer Victimization: Are physical and relational aggression tolerated differently in mixed-sex versus all-girl schools?" Merrill-Palmer Quarterly Vol. 56 Iss. 3 (2010) p. 283 - 302
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jonathan_santo/4/