“I won’t be your friend unless…” parent’s perceptions of relational aggression in preschoolers
Lindley, Katherine A.
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This study was a first of its kind attempt to study both parent and teacher reports of relational aggression for preschool aged children. Prior to this study only teacher reports and observational studies had been conducted on this age group. Twenty-five parents of preschoolers and their head classroom teachers participated in this study. The results showed that there was a statistical difference between parent and teacher reports, with teachers reporting higher levels of relational aggression than parents. These results suggest that parents may not provide the same information as teachers on use of relational aggression by preschoolers.