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ERIC Number: EJ1178342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Teenage Social Relationships: Effect on Social Adjustment
Wyche, Yolandria; McGahey, James Todd; Jenkins, Marvin
Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, v25 p34-47 2017
High school female students often have challenges transitioning to high school. There are many possible obstacles that exist but some female students may experience difficulties with maintaining interpersonal relationship with their female peers. It is very common for high school settings to have various types of social cliques that exist. In some instance it is difficult for female students to gain acceptance within these particular social groups. This challenge leaves some female students feeling socially isolated and can have various effects. For some students the idea of being popular or part of the "in crowd" is paramount. The inability to successfully develop healthy peer relationships can also involve instances of relational aggression. Professional school counselors can work to address these areas of concern through the development of small group counseling with strategic goals for the female students. Overall, the goal is to help the high school female students improve their overall self-concept and improve peer relationships.
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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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