ERIC Number: ED209612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Degrees of Reciprocity of Peer Acceptance Among High School Students of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. An Occasional Research Paper.
Khouj, Abdullah M.; And Others
Researchers have been interested in studying the correlates and reciprocity of peer acceptance across various cultures. Tenth grade students in a Saudi Arabian suburban high school completed social desirability scales to examine the relationship between the acceptance of class members by individual students and the acceptance of individual students by class members. Results showed that on the whole, relationships between individual students and the rest of the class were not universally reciprocal. This finding might have occurred because of lack of opportunities for student interaction in and outside school. Reciprocity of peer desirability which developed as a result of social interaction was not of the same type among students who expressed identical feelings towards one another. The results suggest that Saudi students, while skilled at initiating relationships, may have difficulty maintaining them. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Umm Al-Qura Univ., Mecca (Saudi Arabia).
Identifiers: Saudi Arabia