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Troop-Gordon, Wendy; Ranney, John D. – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Popularity has been linked to heightened aggression and fewer depressive symptoms. The current study extends this literature by examining the unique contributions of same-sex and cross-sex popularity to children's development, as well as potential mediating processes. Third- and 4th-graders (212 boys, 250 girls) provided data at 3 time points over…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Social Status, Aggression, Depression (Psychology)
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Scharf, Miri – School Psychology International, 2014
The associations between self-perception and attachment orientations and three aspects of children's competence within friendships were examined: "Managing conflict", "seeking support", and "giving support". Questionnaires were completed by 260 4th- and 5th-grade students. Homeroom teachers reported on the children's…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Self Concept, Attachment Behavior, Questionnaires