ERIC Number: EJ659788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Children's Perceptions of Popular and Unpopular Peers: A Multimethod Assessment.
LaFontana, Kathryn M.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.
Developmental Psychology, v38 n5 p635-47 Sep 2002
Two studies examined children's perceptions of popular and unpopular peers. Findings indicated that fourth- through eighth-graders viewed "liked others" as prosocial and "disliked others" as antisocial, but associated perceived popularity with both prosocial and antisocial behavior. Children described popular peers as attractive and having frequent peer interactions, and unpopular peers as unattractive, deviant, incompetent, and socially isolated. Perceptions varied as a function of participants' gender, age, and ethnicity. (Author/KB)
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