A revised teacher rating scale for Reactive and Proactive Aggression
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A teacher rating scale of reactive aggression, proactive aggression, and covert antisocial behavior was evaluated in a normative sample of third- to fifth-grade predominantly white lower middle class boys (N= 186). Factor analysis revealed independent and internally consistent Reactive Aggression (six reactive items), and Proactive Aggression (five proactive items, five covert items) factors. Although the factors were intercorrelated (r= .67), and each factor was significantly correlated with negative peer social status (r= .26 for each, controlling for grade), the independence of the factors was supported by the unique relation of Reactive Aggression with in-school detentions (r= .31), controlling for Proactive Aggression and grade. These results supported the reliability and validity of Reactive and Proactive Aggression as rated by teachers, which should facilitate further research of these constructs.
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Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Volume 24, Issue 4 , pp 473-480
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- 1. Department of Counseling Psychology, West Chester University, 19383, West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
- 2. Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois at Chicago, 907 South Wolcott Ave., 60612-7347, Chicago, Illinois, USA
- 3. Department of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 08903-0019, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
- 4. Department of Psychology, Temple University, 19122, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA