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ERIC Number: EJ1078118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Identifying Subtypes of Peer Status by Combining Popularity and Preference: A Cohort-Sequential Approach
van den Berg, Yvonne H. M.; Burk, William J.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v35 n8 p1108-1137 Nov 2015
The purpose of this study was to identify and validate subtypes of peer status by integrating preference and popularity into a single framework. Person-oriented analyses were performed among 3,630 children and adolescents of different cohorts in primary and secondary education. In the young age groups (Grade 3/4 to Grade 7), three clusters were found: popular-liked, average, and unpopular-disliked. In the older age group (Grade 8), four clusters were found: popular, liked, average, and unpopular-disliked. Thus, participants differentiated liked peers from popular peers at the age of 14, but not earlier. Distinct behavioral profiles were found for each subtype. Cohort-sequential analyses demonstrated high stability of cluster membership, especially among the high-status groups. Developmental implications and the importance of school transitions are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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