Honors Theses and Capstones

Attributions of Responsibility for Relational Aggression: Victim and Perpetrator Reputation Based on Drinking Behaviors, Academic Performance, and Dating Behaviors

Sarah Ransom, University of New Hampshire


Two studies are presented, each manipulating the actor (victim or perpetrator), reputation status (good or bad), reputation basis (academics, drinking, or dating) in a relationally aggressive scenario. Attributions of responsibility for the relational aggression are measured for each the victim and perpetrator.