ERIC Number: EJ825252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
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Teachers' Peer Buddy Selections for Children with Autism: Social Characteristics and Relationship with Peer Nominations
Jackson, Jennie N.; Campbell, Jonathan M.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v39 n2 p269-277 Feb 2009
We examined social and behavioral characteristics of children selected by their teachers to serve as peer buddies for a child with autism. Thirty-one general education teachers and 576 children from five public elementary schools completed social status, behavioral, and peer buddy nomination measures. When compared to non-selected students, teacher selected buddies were: (a) more often boys, (b) popular, and (c) viewed as prosocial leaders by their peers. Agreement between teacher and peer nominations of social status and behavioral characteristics ranged from low to high; agreement between teacher and peer selected buddies was moderate.
Descriptors: Social Status, Autism, Social Characteristics, Peer Relationship, Social Behavior, Individual Characteristics, Children, Elementary School Students, Gender Differences, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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