Peer and Dating Aggression among Early Adolescent Boys and Girls Admitted to a Secure Inpatient Psychiatric Unit: Links with Maltreatment.
About this project:
In youth, maladaptive aggression toward peers and romantic partners is a mental health issue associated with significant morbidity, functional impairment and poor outcomes. To date, most research has been focused on community samples although youth with psychiatric disorders are known to be at elevated risk for aggression. This study explored gender differences in rates of aggression prior to admission amongst early adolescents receiving inpatient psychiatric treatment as well as the link between childhood maltreatment and perpetration of peer and dating aggression. This study was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Kate Cochrane-Brink, who is a staff Psychiatrist at Youthdale Treatment Centres in Toronto, ON.
Ninety-three early adolescents (M age = 13.73 years old) from a secure inpatient unit were assessed through the use of self-report questionnaires.
Publications and Presentations:
Asghari, M., Connolly, J., & Cochrane-Brink, K. (2020). Peer and Dating Aggression among Early Adolescent Boys and Girls Admitted to a Secure Inpatient Psychiatric Unit: Links with Maltreatment. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 1-21.
For more information about this project, please contact Melody Asghari at firstname.lastname@example.org.