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ERIC Number: EJ913124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
Segregation in the Classroom: What Does It Take to Be Accepted as a Friend?
Pijl, Sip Jan; Frostad, Per; Mjaavatn, Per-Egil
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v14 n1 p41-55 Mar 2011
Research on students' social relationships shows their preference to associate with similar peers. This study focused on the similarity in selection criteria used by students to form groups and similarity of characteristics of existing groups in schools. It compared these criteria to those of isolated students. The sample consisted of 124 students aged 14-15. The results revealed that the assessment of peers' social skills was a relevant selection criterion, and that global self-esteem, well-being, and, physical activity were important variables in describing groups. The selection criteria and group characteristics of isolated students did not match those of the groups. The isolated students have more outspoken views on criteria and characteristics compared to the groups' points of view. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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