Bibliographies of Camp-related Research

Bibliographies of Camp-related Research

An Investigation into the Relationship Between Role Taking and Aggression in Elementary School Age Children
Sherman, Barbara Springs
Dissertation. Georgia State University 1984

Examine how making inferences about the perspectives of others and interpreting their actions is related to children's aggression.

88 children (47 male, 41 female), ages 7-12, attending a summer camp.

Feffer's Role Taking Task and Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale were given to the subjects during camp. The Wood, Weinstein and Parker's manipulative tactics checklist was used to categorize observations. The Aggression Behavior Scale was filled out by counselors at the end of camp.


  • No significant findings to support that role taking is inversely related to aggression.
  • No inverse relationship was found between self-esteem and aggression.
  • "Significant inverse correlation between role taking and aggression among boys but not among girls."
  • No significant relationship between age and role taking and aggression.