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Table 2 Percentages of girls and boys who reported having engaged in various forms of aggressive behaviors

From: Direct and indirect aggression and victimization in adolescents - associations with the development of psychological difficulties

  Girls Boys χ 2(1)
DA. Hitting or kicking someone 19.3 46.4 81.7*
DA. Yelling negative words at someone 31.3 48.5 30.0*
DA. Giving someone ugly names 24.7 33.4 9.0*
DA. Taking things from someone 9.4 17.4 13.6*
DA. Writing mean things to someone 12.3 18.6 7.2
IA. Saying mean things about someone 52.1 52.8 0.0
IA. Trying to make others dislike someone 19.9 20.7 0.8
IA. Spreading untrue or mean rumours about someone 10.0 13.0 2.2
IA. Ignoring someone, or treating him/her like thin air 34.0 29.4 2.4
IA. Speaking ill of somebody behind their back 45.0 29.4 25.5*
  1. *p < .05/10 = .005.