ERIC Number: ED151640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Developmental Study of Sociometric Choices in Integrated Classrooms.
Singleton, Louise C.; Asher, Steven R.
This study examined developmental changes in children's own-race and cross-race sociometric ratings, using a longitudinal design. Subjects were 38 black and 116 white children. They were tested in third grade in 1973 and again in sixth grade in 1976. These children had experienced racially integrated education from kindergarten onward. In addition, to assess the possibility of cohort differences, 52 black and 153 white third-grade children were tested in 1976. A roster-and-rating sociometric technique was used. Children were asked how much they liked to play and work with each of their classmates. The major finding was that the influence of race on sociometric ratings increased over age. However, omega-squared analyses indicated that the effect of race was much smaller than the effect on sex. There was little evidence of cohort differences. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August 26-30, 1977); Best Copy Available