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ERIC Number: EJ840933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Academic and Behaviour Associates of Peer Status for Children in a Caribbean Community Findings from the St Vincent Child Study
Jimerson, Shane R.; Durbrow, Eric H.; Wagstaff, David A.
School Psychology International, v30 n2 p184-200 2009
Studies of peer relations among children living in rural developing communities are rare. This study examined peer status in 168 children (ages 6-12) living in a rural community in a developing community, St Vincent, the West Indies. The present study used ANOVA to test hypotheses about the relations between peer status and academic scores and teacher-ratings of delinquency, learning problems, conduct and sensitivity. Using a peer nomination procedure, children were classified into four groups [i.e. rejected (28), popular (24), average (85), controversial (8) and neglected (23)]. The results of this study revealed that rejected children had significantly lower academic scores than popular children even when learning problems and age were controlled. Unlike children in developed societies, rejected children did not have significantly higher teacher ratings of sensitivity, delinquency and conduct problems. Cultural considerations and future research directions are also discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; United States