ERIC Number: ED318181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Comparison of Sociometrically High Visibility Rejected and Low Visibility Rejected Children on Teacher, Parent, and Self-Rating Measures.
Neighbor, Jonelle C.
The study looked at differences between groups of children identified as high visibility rejected (HVR) and low visibility rejected (LVR) on a sociometric measure with 952 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students. Questionnaires were analyzed to determine the number of positive and negative nominations from peers received by each child. HVR children (N=49) received many nominations, with the number of negative nominations outweighing the number of positive nominations, while LVR children (N=50) received few nominations, with negative nominations also outweighing positive nominations. Parents and teachers also rated the students in each group on specific social skills and general behavior problems and the identified children also rated themselves. The major finding was that HVR children were generally rated as having poorer social skills, more conduct problems, and more withdrawal than LVR children who were rated as having more social and behavioral problems than a comparison group. Other findings included that both groups of rejected children often preferred to do activities alone or with an adult rather than with same age peers, in contrast to comparison children who more often preferred doing activities with same age peers. Contains five references. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Attitudes, Peer Evaluation, Peer Relationship, Popularity, Rejection (Psychology), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Social Desirability, Social Status, Sociometric Techniques, Teacher Attitudes, Withdrawal (Psychology)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (97th, New Orleans, LA, August 11-15, 1989).