ERIC Number: ED047796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-6
Reference Count: 0
Factors? In Child Development: Peer Relations.
Phillis, Judith A.
Relationships between social development, peer popularity, and pupil justifications of friendship choices were investigated. Subjects were 30 boys and 30 girls, 13 of whom were Negro. The children were enrolled in a laboratory summer school program and ranged in age from 5 to 8 years. During taped interviews, each child was asked: (1) to select the child he would most like to play with, and why, and the child he would next most like to play with, and (2) to select the child he would want to be the leader of his physical education team, and why, and which child he would next select. Correlations were made for a Personal Relations Content scoring category, and for a Personality Index. Results showed that the justifications which children gave for choosing others varied with age, sex, and the activity to be shared. Neither race differences nor differences in length of time of enrollment at the school affected popularity. Two socialization factors, Reflectivity and Socialization, were defined, both of which appear to reflect social sensitivity on the part of popular children. (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Communication Sciences Lab.
Note: Paper presented at the 1971 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 6, 1971