The Risk and Protective Factors on Relational Aggression in Teenage Girls

Adolescent girls face aggressive behaviors every day in school. They face isolation from groups, being made fun of, feeling ashamed and embarrassed, and the feeling of not belonging. The struggles can lead to low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and even suicide. School counselors are trained to address social concerns and should be prepared to intervene and help the victim and bully. This paper examines relational aggression and the effects it has on adolescent girls. It also examines the implications for school counselors, which includes an Adlerian perspective on the issue.

Lisa Ann Pavel
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