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ERIC Number: ED312075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 23
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The Influence of Social Rules on Children's and Adolescents' Concepts of Peer Relations.
Tisak, Marie S.; And Others
This paper presents research on school-aged children's thinking about various issues pertaining to peer relations. The research presented concerns studies derived from Turiel's (1983) theory of domains of social reasoning. Studies covered focus on: (1) children's and adolescents' reasoning about friendships; (2) adolescents' thinking about peers' expected friendship behavior and peer influence; and (3) children's conceptions of active responses which would be made by peers who witnessed rule violations by same-age peers. Findings were consistent in showing that children and adolescents consider the social context or domain when they evaluate issues concerning peer relations, including the regulation of friendships, peer influence, and peers' active responses to others' rule violations. In general, school-aged children's evaluations are based on their understanding of the characteristics associated with various kinds of social events. It is concluded that the research illustrates that the domain-specificity approach can be useful in investigations of children's conceptions of various areas of social and cognitive functioning. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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