ERIC Number: EJ603865
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Accuracy of Social Self-Perceptions and Peer Competence in Middle Childhood.
Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; Bellmore, Amy D.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, v45 n4 p650-76 Oct 1999
Examined the role of fourth graders' social self-perceptions in their social development. Found significant relationships among self-perception measures, and they were moderately stable over the school year. Found significant sociometric status and gender effects for generalized and dyadic perceptions. Inaccurate social self-perceptions predicted loneliness and internalizing behaviors. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Children, Comparative Analysis, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence, Loneliness, Longitudinal Studies, Peer Relationship, Predictor Variables, Reliability, Self Concept, Self Concept Measures, Self Esteem, Sex Differences, Social Development, Sociometric Techniques
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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