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ERIC Number: EJ1113613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Peer Acceptance and Friendship in Early Childhood: The Conceptual Distinctions between Them
Beazidou, Eleftheria; Botsoglou, Kafenia
Early Child Development and Care, v186 n10 p1615-1631 2016
This paper reviews previous literature about peer acceptance and friendship, two of the most critical aspects of peer relations that have received most of research attention during the past years. In this review, we will focus on the processes explaining the way children use the ability to socialise with peers; explore the hypothesis that certain aspects may interact with peer acceptance and friendship, that is, behavioural, psychological, and physical; and finally, indicate on which terms peer acceptance and friendship are interconnected. Those data may constitute a concrete base upon which peer acceptance and friendship need to be investigated separately when measuring peer competence. Pedagogical implications will also be highlighted as a guidance for parents, teachers, and others who work with young children to design effective prosocial activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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