ERIC Number: EJ1024694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Social Network Profiles of Children in Early Elementary School Classrooms
Vu, Jennifer A.; Locke, Jill J.
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v28 n1 p69-84 2014
This study characterized the social network roles and peer relationship features of early elementary school-age children from kindergarten to 2nd grade. Children were asked to identify who they liked and did not like to play with and peer groups who played together from their classroom. Consistent with the literature, we found similar patterns for outward friendship nominations and friendship reciprocity by group centrality status. However, the authors found more complex associations between children's gender, grade level, and centrality status on the number of received nominations, rejections, and total number of connections. These results shed light on the multifaceted nature of children's peer relationships at school.
Descriptors: Social Networks, Peer Relationship, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Play, Friendship, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Rejection (Psychology), Sociometric Techniques, Social Development, Urban Schools, Social Status
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Grade 1; Grade 2; Primary Education
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