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Dijkstra, Jan Kornelis; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; Borch, Casey – Developmental Psychology, 2013
This study examined the dynamics of popularity in adolescent friendship networks across 3 years in middle school. Longitudinal social network modeling was used to identify selection and influence in the similarity of popularity among friends. It was argued that lower status adolescents strive to enhance their status through befriending higher…
Descriptors: Friendship, Middle School Students, Adolescent Attitudes, Social Networks
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Rulison, Kelly L.; Kreager, Derek A.; Osgood, D. Wayne – Developmental Psychology, 2014
We tested 2 hypotheses derived from Moffitt's (1993) taxonomic theory of antisocial behavior, both of which are central to her explanation for the rise in delinquency during adolescence. We tested whether persistently delinquent individuals become more accepted by their peers during adolescence and whether individuals who abstain from delinquent…
Descriptors: Hypothesis Testing, Delinquency, Peer Acceptance, Adolescents