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ERIC Number: EJ837841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Social Dominance in Adolescence: The Moderating Role of the Classroom Context and Behavioral Heterogeneity
Jonkmann, Kathrin; Trautwein, Ulrich; Ludtke, Oliver
Child Development, v80 n2 p338-355 Mar-Apr 2009
This study investigates socially dominant adolescents: students who are actively involved in establishing peer norms, influence their classmates' opinions, and are often the center of attention. Data from 5,468 seventh graders (M age = 13.3; 53% girls) in 266 classrooms were used to examine how social dominance relates to achievement, peer acceptance and rejection, self-perception, and deviance and to investigate contextual moderators of these associations. Multilevel analyses confirmed social dominance to be associated with both positive and negative adjustment. Moreover, the associations with achievement and disruptive behavior were moderated by the normativeness of these behaviors within the classroom. Finally, latent profile analyses revealed 4 distinct types of highly dominant students, 2 well adjusted and 2 poorly adjusted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7
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Language: English
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