ERIC Number: ED115688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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Starkweather Social Relations Test for Preschool Children.
Starkweather, Elizabeth K.
The Starkweather Social Relations Test is designed to measure a young child's social value within his own peer group. It is more than a test of popularity. It combines a picture interview technique with gift-giving, and each child's value in his group is measured in terms of the extent to which his gift-giving is reciprocated by the children whom he chooses. The assumption underlying the choice of gift-giving as a technique for measuring social relations is that an individual wants to benefit someone he likes. Materials needed include a composite picture of children in the group, inexpensive toys, and envelopes, prelabeled with the names of the children in the group. Then the child is given a choice of several gifts, one of which is his to keep. Three gifts, identical to the one he chose, are then placed before him and he is allowed to choose three friends to whom he wishes the gifts to be given. This procedure is repeated until the child has choosen friends for four gifts, making 12 choices. Scoring shows the relationship between the child's choice of other children and their choice of him. The calculations are illustrated. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Research Foundation.
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