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ERIC Number: EJ895303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0885-2014
When Is Peer Rejection Justifiable? Children's Understanding across Two Cultures
Park, Yoonjung; Killen, Melanie
Cognitive Development, v25 n3 p290-301 Jul-Sep 2010
This study investigated how Korean (N = 397) and U.S. (N = 333) children and adolescents (10 and 13 years of age) evaluated personality (aggression, shyness) and group (gender, nationality) characteristics as a basis for peer rejection in three contexts (friendship rejection, group exclusion, victimization). Overall, peer rejection based on "group membership" was viewed as more unfair than peer rejection based on "personality traits." Children viewed friendship rejection as more legitimate than group exclusion or victimization and used more personal choice reasoning for friendship rejection than for rejection in any other context. Although there were a few cultural differences, overall, the findings provided support for the cultural generalizability of social reasoning about peer rejection. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea; United States