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GOMEZ-GARIBELLO, Carlos  and  CHAUX, Enrique. Relational Aggression in Preschool: cognitive and emotional variables associated. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.2, pp.565-574. ISSN 1657-9267.

When somebody uses relational aggression seeks damage relations of others through manipulation and exclusion group. There is little research on this aggression type in preschool. Similarly, not been established clearly what psychological variables are associated with this. This research focused both relational and physical aggressions in a sample of 77 preschool children. Were measured cognitive variables (beliefs favorable toward aggression and theory of mind) and emotional variables (anger) in children. Do not significant differences between boys and girls were found in levels physical aggression or relational aggression. However, when included physical aggression as a covariate, more relational aggression was found in girls than children, and when relational aggression was used as a covariate, was found more physical aggression in boys than in girls. The anger came as an important factor in predicting relational aggression.

Keywords : agression; education; preschool; development.

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