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ERIC Number: EJ1010398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Social Exclusion in Childhood: A Developmental Intergroup Perspective
Killen, Melanie; Mulvey, Kelly Lynn; Hitti, Aline
Child Development, v84 n3 p772-790 May-Jun 2013
"Interpersonal" rejection and "intergroup" exclusion in childhood reflect different, but complementary, aspects of child development. Interpersonal rejection focuses on individual differences in personality traits, such as wariness and being fearful, to explain bully-victim relationships. In contrast, intergroup exclusion focuses on how in-group and out-group attitudes contribute to social exclusion based on group membership, such as gender, race, ethnicity, culture, and nationality. It is proposed that what appears to be "interpersonal" rejection in some contexts may, in fact, reflect "intergroup" exclusion. Whereas interpersonal rejection research assumes that victims invite rejection, intergroup exclusion research proposes that excluders reject members of out-groups to maintain status differences. A developmental intergroup social exclusion framework is described, one that focuses on social reasoning, moral judgment, and group identity. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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