Peer acceptance and self-perceptions of verbal and behavioural aggression and social withdrawal

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Author(s)

  • Lei Chang
  • Li Lei
  • Hongyun Liu
  • Boliang Guo
  • Yan Wang
  • Kitty Y. Fung

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-57
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Behavioral Development
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This study presents a model of maladaptive social interactions that includes both behavioural and communication correlates of peer acceptance and self-perceived social competence. Tested in a sample of 377 Hong Kong secondary school students, verbal and nonverbal aggression contributed concurrently and longitudinally to peer acceptance. Communication avoidance was predictive only of self-perceived social competence but not of peer acceptance, whereas, as observed in Western children, social withdrawal negatively predicted peer acceptance and self-perceived social competency. These findings are presented in a discussion of the verbal and nonverbal involvement in defining aggression and social withdrawal in adolescent social interactions. © 2005 The International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development.

Citation Format(s)

Peer acceptance and self-perceptions of verbal and behavioural aggression and social withdrawal. / Chang, Lei; Li, Kin Kit; Lei, Li; Liu, Hongyun; Guo, Boliang; Wang, Yan; Fung, Kitty Y.

In: International Journal of Behavioral Development, Vol. 29, No. 1, 01.2005, p. 48-57.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review