Aggressive Versus Nonaggressive Children:Exploring Differences in Attributional Styles Toward Teachers

dc.contributor.advisor Wallace, Monica en_US Smith, Sarah Ann en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Davis, Teresa en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Rust, James en_US
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US 2014-06-02T18:55:07Z 2014-06-02T18:55:07Z 2013-10-30 en_US
dc.description.abstract Dodge (1980) investigated how aggressive and nonaggressive boys reacted to a negative outcome and found that aggressive boys interpreted situations involving peers intended to be benign or ambiguous as hostile; this misinterpretation is called a hostile attribution bias. Dotson (2008) and Bryant (2011) in their thesis research investigated whether a similar bias existed toward teachers. Dotson (2008) found some indirect evidence of a bias and Bryant (2011) followed up using procedures more similar to Dodge. However, Bryant's study included some poorly validated scenarios and answer choices. Hood (2012) increased the validity ratings to at least 80% agreement for scenarios and answer choices. The purpose of this study was to use Hood's validated scenarios and a more stringent screening process to identify aggressive children. A hostile attribution bias was not indicated. However, the aggressive group was significantly more accurate in identifying hostile scenarios than the prosocial group. en_US M.A. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Attitude Toward Teacher en_US
dc.subject Childhood Aggression en_US
dc.subject Hostile Attribution Bias en_US
dc.subject Peer Aggression en_US
dc.subject Social Information Processing en_US
dc.subject Student Risk Screening Scale en_US
dc.subject.umi Psychology en_US
dc.subject.umi Educational psychology en_US
dc.subject.umi Education en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title Aggressive Versus Nonaggressive Children:Exploring Differences in Attributional Styles Toward Teachers en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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