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Transactional Links between Teacher–Adolescent Support, Relatedness, and Aggression at School: A Three-Wave Longitudinal Study

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Department of Psychology and Sociology, University of Zaragoza, Ciudad Escolar s/n, 44003 Teruel, Spain
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Faculty of Teacher Training, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Juana de Arco, 1, 35004 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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Departament of Health Psychology, Miguel Hernández University, Avda. de la Universidad s/n, 03202 Alicante, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(2), 436; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18020436
Received: 11 December 2020 / Revised: 3 January 2021 / Accepted: 4 January 2021 / Published: 7 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue School Climate, Bullying, and School Violence)
This study examines the reciprocal effects between two school-based relationships within the classroom—namely, perceived teacher support and relatedness with classmates—and school aggression (overt and relational) across two courses of secondary education. Participants were 654 adolescents (48% boys), who were assessed in three waves: first, at the beginning of the academic year (T0), second, at the end of the same academic year (T1), and third, at the beginning of the next academic year (T2) (Mage wave 1 = 13.98 years). Autoregressive cross-lagged modeling was applied. Results show a protective effect of relatedness against relational aggression in both genders. Moreover, we observed a protective effect of perceived teacher support at the beginning of the course for later school aggression as well as a risk effect if this perceived teacher support is maintained throughout the course. These effects were observed in relation with gender-atypical forms of aggression (overt in girls and relational in boys). Finally, aggression had negative consequences for relatedness in girls and for teacher support through the mediation of relatedness in boys. Gender differences and practical implications of these findings are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: adolescence; school aggression; relational aggression; overt aggression; teacher support; relatedness adolescence; school aggression; relational aggression; overt aggression; teacher support; relatedness
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Jiménez, T.I.; León, J.; Martín-Albo, J.; Lombas, A.S.; Valdivia-Salas, S.; Estévez, E. Transactional Links between Teacher–Adolescent Support, Relatedness, and Aggression at School: A Three-Wave Longitudinal Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 436. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18020436

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Jiménez TI, León J, Martín-Albo J, Lombas AS, Valdivia-Salas S, Estévez E. Transactional Links between Teacher–Adolescent Support, Relatedness, and Aggression at School: A Three-Wave Longitudinal Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(2):436. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18020436

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Jiménez, Teresa I., Jaime León, José Martín-Albo, Andrés S. Lombas, Sonsoles Valdivia-Salas, and Estefanía Estévez. 2021. "Transactional Links between Teacher–Adolescent Support, Relatedness, and Aggression at School: A Three-Wave Longitudinal Study" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 2: 436. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18020436

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