ERIC Number: EJ656236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Stability and Change in Peer Relationships during the Transition to Middle-Level School.
Hardy, Cindy L.; Bukowski, William M.; Sippola Lorrie K.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v22 n2 p117-42 May 2002
Assessed Canadian young adolescents' peer relationships as students moved from grade 6 in small elementary schools to middle-level schools offering grades 7 to 12. Found that girls experienced greater instability in reciprocated friendships than boys. Found that girls, more so than boys, lost old friendships and formed new friendships with unfamiliar peers. (Author/DLH)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Friendship, Institutional Characteristics, Interpersonal Relationship, Longitudinal Studies, Middle Schools, Peer Relationship, Preadolescents, School Culture, Sex Differences, Student Adjustment, Student School Relationship, Student Subcultures
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada