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ERIC Number: EJ1039534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
Friendship Cliques: A Comparison of the Motivational Traits of Lower/Upper Track Algebra Students
Nichols, Joe D.; White, Janet
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v17 n1 p141-159 Mar 2014
This project examined the relationships among the motivation and cognitive profiles of adolescent friendship cliques and peripheral (outside the clique group) students in lower and upper track algebra classes. Two hundred and thirty students from two high schools completed a motivation and cognitive engagement instrument as well as a peer group nomination survey form. Twelve teachers were also asked to complete peer group nomination survey forms. This project used socio-metric and correlational techniques based on previous research traditions in exploring friendship and peer group research to examine these relationships. The results were consistent with theoretically driven predictions and extend previous findings of the impact of friendship cliques in lower grade levels to those of adolescents in the high school setting. Future research in adolescent friendship/clique group research is also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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