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ERIC Number: EJ904331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Capturing the Friendship Context with a Collective Property: Friendship Group Engagement vs. Disaffection
Furrer, Carrie J.
Journal of Adolescence, v33 n6 p853-867 Dec 2010
The purpose of this study was to introduce a motivational property of the group, friendship group engagement vs. disaffection, and to examine different composition models for combining individual reports into an indicator of a group-level property. Data were collected from 312 ninth grade students and their teachers. Self-reported friendship group (FG) engagement and disaffection were related to self-reported classroom engagement, aggression, and peer problem behavior, but not to teacher-reported classroom engagement. Group-reported FG engagement and disaffection were related to self-reported FG engagement and disaffection, classroom engagement, aggression, and peer problem behavior, but these relationships were moderated by within-group agreement on the group property. Findings underscore the importance of a priori conceptualization of group-level properties that are theoretically linked to adolescent adjustment, and the need to consider composition models when aggregating individual reports to create profiles of the group. Implications for future work on capturing properties of friendship groups are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9
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Language: English
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