ERIC Number: EJ1048167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Nominating under Constraints: A Systematic Comparison of Unlimited and Limited Peer Nomination Methodologies in Elementary School
Gommans, Rob; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v39 n1 p77-86 Jan 2015
Children's peer relationships are frequently assessed with peer nominations. An important methodological issue is whether to collect unlimited or limited nominations. Some researchers have argued that the psychometric differences between both methods are negligible, while others have claimed that one is superior over the other. The current study compared both methods directly in a counterbalanced design among 112 8-12-year-old elementary school children. Overall, both methods revealed comparable results, although some significant and noteworthy differences were found. The use of unlimited nominations was recommended for questions related to social status (preference, popularity). Some method differences varied by gender. Implications for future peer relations research were discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Peer Relationship, Comparative Analysis, Sociometric Techniques, Gender Differences, Social Status, Peer Acceptance, Bullying, Correlation, Reliability, Validity, Reputation, Structural Equation Models, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands