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ERIC Number: EJ1210378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Friendship Stability among Students with and without Special Educational Needs
Schwab, Susanne
Educational Studies, v45 n3 p390-401 2019
Previous research has shown that students with special educational needs (SEN) have fewer friendships than their peers without SEN. In this longitudinal study, 545 students from primary and secondary schools, including 106 students with SEN, were surveyed at the beginning and the end of the school year. The results show that students with SEN generally have fewer reciprocal friendships and, proportionally, more often nominate students with SEN than students without SEN. The stability of friendships is lower for students with SEN than for students without SEN. Additionally, for students with SEN, same-SEN-status friendships were as stable as cross-SEN-status friendships, whereas for students without SEN friendships with peers without SEN were more stable than those with peers with SEN.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Austria