ERIC Number: ED358954
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Publication Date: 1993-Mar
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Social Strategies and Sociometric Status within the Context of Social Problem Types.
Hubbard, Julie A.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.
Using a detailed classification of 25 social strategies, this study investigated the relationship between children's sociometric status and their use of social strategies. Subjects were 220 boys, 5 to 7 years of age, who were classified into sociometric status types of popular, average, or rejected. Each subject generated as many responses as possible to four stories depicting different social problems: object conflict, object loss or damage, group entry, and activity conflict. Analysis revealed that popular boys generated more strategies than average boys from the categories of "compromise, take turns, negotiate" and "wait and hover," and fewer strategies from the category "aggress physically." Rejected boys generated more solutions than average boys from the categories "behave in a prosocial but unrealistic manner,""play something else with peer," and "wait and hover." Results also showed that social problem type strongly influenced strategy use. (MM)
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