ERIC Number: ED439798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-May
She Is So Popular: A Study of Sixth Grade Girls' Views on Popularity.
Sullivan, Debra Ann
In this qualitative study, five female students in the sixth grade were interviewed and surveyed about their views on popularity at their urban middle school in Ohio. The objectives of the study were to investigate whether middle school girls engaged in academic competition, to describe their subjective experiences of popularity in middle school, and to describe their views about academic competition. Most students reported competing for popularity in the areas of academic achievement, social interactions, speaking out, and physical development. The study also explored positive and negative consequences of popularity competition. (Contains 31 references.) (Author/EV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Assertiveness, Females, Grade 6, Interpersonal Competence, Interviews, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Peer Acceptance, Peer Evaluation, Peer Groups, Peer Influence, Peer Relationship, Physical Development, Popularity, Qualitative Research, Social Status, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Arts Thesis, Antioch University.