Date of Award
Applied Developmental Psychology
Monica Marsee, Ph.D.
Paul Frick, Ph.D.
Robert Laird, Ph.D.
Carl Weems, Ph.D.
Michelle Martel, Ph.D.
Although internalizing and externalizing problems are often considered in isolation from one another, the frequently co-occur in individuals leading to unique behavior profiles. The current study examined the associations between the forms, functions, and subtypes of aggression, anxiety, hostile attributional bias (HAB), and perceived (proactive or reactive) provocateur motivation in a sample of youth (mean age = 13.84 years, 51% male, 37.5% Caucasian). Results indicated that only reactive relational aggression significantly predicted anxiety, while relational and reactive aggression did not. HAB was not significantly associated with either anxiety or any type of aggression. Perceived proactive provocateur motivation was significantly associated with anxiety, but not aggression, and reactive motivation was not significantly associated with either. Theoretical and clinical implications are discussed.
Kunimatsu, Melissa M., "Hostile Attributional Bias in Aggression and Anxiety: The Role of Perceived Provocateur Motivation" (2013). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1745.