ERIC Number: EJ473709
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
From Nerds to Normals: The Recovery of Identity among Adolescents from Middle School to High School.
Kinney, David A.
Sociology of Education, v66 n1 p21-40 Jan 1993
Reports on study in which 81 high school students were interviewed about group stratification and its impact on individual adolescents. Finds many students labeled as "nerds" in middle school were able to improve their self-concept and reconstruct themselves as "normal" in high school. Contends expanded range of school activities and more diverse peer subcultures were instrumental in transformation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Developmental Stages, Educational Sociology, Individual Development, Intermediate Grades, Peer Influence, Peer Relationship, Preadolescents, School Activities, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Social Stratification, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Subcultures
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A