Female Aggression And Violence: A Case Study
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Aggression and violence among adolescent females has received extension attention throughout the nation. Girls often employ relationally aggressive behaviors to resolve conflict, which often leads to physical aggression. The purpose of this study was to examine a girl fight from multiple perspectives to gain a better understanding of the causes and consequences. In doing so, to the findings from this study will hopefully challenge the traditional thinking about female aggression and violence derived primarily from research about males and their behaviors. The study was used to examine girls' attitudes, perceptions, and experiences of aggressive and violent behaviors to understand their motivation, in order to identify interventions to address the behaviors. Educational implications for teachers and school administrators were discussed with an emphasis on the need to promote a greater understanding of female aggression and violence, in order to develop effective approaches that address the issue.