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ERIC Number: ED086344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 12
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Predicting Social Structure from the Sociometric Question.
Daily, Frances M.
Mental health and self concepts of children are seen as functions of the affective learning environment. Sociograms, as maps of affect flow among children, reveal both functional and maladaptive patterns of classroom interpersonal behavior. Research findings are related to analysis of "centralized" and "diffuse" patterns of classroom sociostructure, particularly as functions of the type of sociometric question asked. Three sociometric areas were examined: "affective,""rejective" and "helping" relationships among children. The academic status and rejection socioquestions were found to be most highly centralized phenomena while affective and personality-based socioquestions revealed the most highly diffuse patterns of sociometric structure. This research in self-contained classrooms suggests that comparative studies would be valuable in more open and individualized classroom organizations. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Dayton Univ., OH.