ERIC Number: ED414015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
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A Longitudinal Study of Awareness of Peer Liking on Children's Peer Relationships.
Graham, James A.; Cohen, Robert; MacDonald, Christine D.
This longitudinal study examined the associations between awareness of liking by peers and sociometric status to children's sociometric decisions and dyadic friendship choices. Subjects, 155 children in grades 1, 2 and 3, completed traditional sociometric nominations and sociometric ratings, and were asked to evaluate the nominations and ratings they believed they had received. Three years later, when the children were in grades 4, 5, and 6, they again completed sociometric tests. Awareness of liking at grades 1-3 was positively related to peer assessed social competence in grades 1-3 and grades 4-6. In addition, among sociometrically rejected children, those whose social status changed at grades 4-6 had higher awareness of liking scores in grades 1-3 than those rejected children who remained rejected. (JPB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Longitudinal Studies, Peer Evaluation, Peer Relationship, Popularity, Rejection (Psychology), Social Behavior, Social Cognition, Social Development, Social Status, Sociometric Techniques
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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