ERIC Number: ED332827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Internalizing and Externalizing Subgroups of Peer-Rejected Children.
Pope, Alice W.; And Others
Peer ratings on two semi-independent samples of peer-rejected elementary school boys and girls were analyzed to determine whether internalizing and externalizing subgroups could be identified statistically. Positive and negative nominations were obtained in classrooms from several hundred children across a period of two years. Each year rejected children were identified by using the Coie, Dodge, and Copotelli (1982) procedures, resulting in samples of 70 and 108 rejected children for the 2 years. In both samples, the two subgroups emerged from the cluster analyses. A third subgroup, previously unidentified and not well described by the variables measured, was present in both samples and was labeled the low problem group. These children were better accepted and less rejected than the internalizing and externalizing children. The internalizing subgroups consisted mainly of girls, while the externalizing subgroups were composed primarily of boys. Children in both subgroups were highly likely to remain rejected 1 year later and showed a tendency to remain within their own subgroup. The low problem rejected children tended not to remain rejected after 1 year. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Internality Externality; Sociometric Status
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Seattle, WA, April 18-20, 1991).