Next Article in Journal
Compost Quality Recommendations for Remediating Urban Soils
Previous Article in Journal
Post-Adversities Recovery and Profitability: The Case of Italian Farmers
Open AccessArticle

Effect of Aggression on Peer Acceptance Among Adolescents During School Transition and Non-Transition: Focusing on the Moderating Effects of Gender and Physical Education Activities

1
Research Institute for Basic Sciences, Soonchunhyang University, Eumae-ri, Sinchang-myeon, Asan-si 315358, Korea
2
Department of Physical Education, Catholic Kwandong University, 24, Beomil-ro 579beon-gil, Gangneung-si 25601, Korea
3
Faculty of Sport and Leisure Studies, Catholic Kwandong University, 24, Beomil-ro 579beon-gil, Gangneung-si 25601, Korea
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(17), 3190; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16173190
Received: 16 July 2019 / Revised: 22 August 2019 / Accepted: 23 August 2019 / Published: 1 September 2019
The present study examined the effect of aggression on peer acceptance among adolescents. We focused on the moderating effects of gender and participation in physical education activities and examined whether these effects varied during school transition. We used longitudinal data of adolescents aged 10 to 17 years that were obtained from a survey that was conducted by the National Youth Policy Institute. In only early adolescence, the interaction effect of gender and physical education activity influenced the relationship between aggression and peer acceptance. Specifically, the negative relationship between aggression and peer acceptance was strengthened among female students who participated in physical education activities as compared to female students who did not. This effect was not observed in male students. However, during transition from primary to secondary school, the negative effect of physical education activities did not exist. For middle-adolescents, for whom physical education activities increased more than previous years, the negative relationship between aggression and peer acceptance worsened. These influences were the same, regardless of gender. Thus, this study suggests that physical education activities improve the negative relationship between aggression and peer acceptance during school transition. View Full-Text
Keywords: physical education activities; peer acceptance; aggression; school transition; adolescents physical education activities; peer acceptance; aggression; school transition; adolescents
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Shin, M.; Lee, C.; Lee, Y. Effect of Aggression on Peer Acceptance Among Adolescents During School Transition and Non-Transition: Focusing on the Moderating Effects of Gender and Physical Education Activities. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 3190.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop