A psychosocial analysis of relational aggression in Mexican adolescents based on sex and age

  1. Ana Romero-Abrio 1
  2. Belén Martínez-Ferrer 1
  3. Juan José Sánchez Sosa 2
  4. Gonzalo Musitu Ochoa 1
  1. 1 Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Sevilla, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02z749649

  2. 2 Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

    Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

    San Nicolás de los Garza, México

    ROR https://ror.org/01fh86n78


ISSN: 0214-9915

Year of publication: 2019

Volume: 31

Issue: 1

Pages: 88-93

Type: Article

More publications in: Psicothema


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Background: This paper aims to identify predictive variables of relational aggression related to the individual, family and school environment in Mexican adolescents according to sex and age. Method: A total of 8,115 Mexican adolescents (51.5% boys), aged 11 to 16 years old (M = 13.34 years, SD = 1.040), selected by proportional stratifi ed sampling. Results: From a stepwise regression analysis it was observed that the main predictors of relational aggression were non-conformist self-perception of social reputation, psychological distress, attitude toward institutional authority and offensive communication with the mother. Conclusions: Relational aggression underlies important explanatory dimensions for the prevention of school aggression, such as social reputation and psychological distress, which have been little explored in this fi eld of study

Funding information

This study was funded by the project “El acoso escolar en la adolescencia: variables individuales y familiares”, and subsidised by the Programa de Apoyo a la Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (PAYCIT) de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) (México).

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