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ERIC Number: EJ1100114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Same- and Other-Sex Popularity and Preference during Early Adolescence
Bowker, Julie C.; Adams, Ryan E.; Bowker, Matthew H.; Fisher, Carrie; Spencer, Sarah V.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v36 n5 p704-722 Jun 2016
This study examined the longitudinal and bidirectional relations between same-sex (SS) and other-sex (OS) popularity and preference across one school year. Participants were 271 sixth-grade students who completed peer nomination measures at three time points in their schools. Tests of cross-lagged autoregressive models indicated that SS popularity predicted later OS popularity and vice versa. OS preference predicted later SS preference but not vice versa. Findings highlight the importance of more carefully considering the distinctions and associations between SS and OS popularity and preference during early adolescence while setting the stage for future group-level peer relations research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (Buffalo)
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1R03HD05652401