ERIC Number: EJ775231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
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Rejected Bullies or Popular Leaders? The Social Relations of Aggressive Subtypes of Rural African American Early Adolescents
Farmer, Thomas W.; Estell, David B.; Bishop, Jennifer L.; O'Neal, Keri K.; Cairns, Beverley D.
Developmental Psychology, v39 n6 p992-1004 Nov 2003
Teacher assessments of interpersonal characteristics were used to identify subtypes of rural African American early adolescents (161 boys and 258 girls). Teacher ratings of interpersonal characteristics were used to identify popular and unpopular aggressive subtypes for both boys and girls. Unpopular aggressive youths did not have elevated levels of rejected sociometric status but were more likely to have lower levels of peer-perceived social prominence and social skills. Conversely, popular aggressive youths were more likely to be disliked by peers even though they were perceived by peers as socially prominent and socially skilled and were identified by teachers as highly involved in extracurricular activities. Both popular and unpopular aggressive youths tended to associate with others who had similar levels of peer-perceived popularity.
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, African American Children, Aggression, Rural Youth, Peer Acceptance, Peer Relationship, Social Status, Teachers, Identification, Interpersonal Competence
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