ERIC Number: ED191578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Children's Social Skills.
Green, Kenneth D.; And Others
This investigation, utilizing behavioral, sociometric, teacher-completed, child self-report, and academic measures, extends previous research (Gottman, 1977) on preschool children's social skills to a sample of school-age children. One hundred and nine third grade children served as subjects. A correlational matrix and a factor analysis were performed on the data. The results indicated that children with high academic achievement scores were liked by and interacted positively with peers. Negative peer interaction was not related to popularity while positive peer interaction was negatively correlated with peer dislike. Teacher ratings suggested that teachers can identify children who are liked and disliked by their peers. The child self-report measure produced few correlations with other measures. The factor analyses resulted in the identification of six types of children: academic star, sociometric star, sociometric rejectee, frequent interactor with peers, peer-aggressive child, and teacher-perceived negative child. (Author/SS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (Honolulu, HI, May 9, 1980).