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ERIC Number: ED097982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Effect of Sociocriteria on Social Structure Patterns.
Daily, Frances M.; Phillips, James A., Jr.
This paper examines the power of particular affect and rejection socioquestions to produce characteristic patterns across all the sociometric choices of 576 fifth-graders in 18 classrooms. Of particular concern are the degrees of centrality exhibited in response to socioquestions which pertain to academic competence and failure and the overall impact of patterning on the students' self-concepts. An index of centrality and diffusion of affect among children was developed to explore children's responses to 16 sociometric questions of both positive and negative nature. During the compiling of the semi-processed data, the strong influence of certain sociocriteria on the diffusion or centrality of choice was revealed. This study was part of a larger research project in which teacher verbal behavior, as defined by Flanders instrumentation, was correlated with the social patterning among pupils. (Author)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Cultural Context, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Interaction Process Analysis, Peer Acceptance, Peer Relationship, Rejection (Psychology), Sex Differences, Social Psychology, Social Structure, Socialization, Sociometric Techniques, Teacher Behavior, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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