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Popularity as an Organizing Factor of Preadolescent Friendship Networks: Beyond Prosocial and Aggressive Behavior

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posted on 02.09.2015, 00:00 authored by Handrea A. Logis, Philip C. Rodkin, Scott D. Gest, Hai-Jeong Ahn
This study investigates friendship selection and influence processes in relation to popularity, Aggression, and prosociality among 613 fifth graders in 26 classrooms within one academic year. Results showed that youth tended to select their friends based on similarity in popularity more Than similarity in aggression or prosociality. Aggressive youths tended to select prosocial peers As friends given similarity in popularity, but prosocial youths did not disproportionately Nominate aggressive peers. Socialization within friendships was evident for aggressive and Prosocial behavior and popularity. Discussion considers the importance of social status as a Grouping mechanism in peer social ecologies, and as a malleable factor that can impact student Adjustment.

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Institute of Education Sciences (#R305A100344) and from the William T. Grant and Spencer Foundations (#200900174)

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This is a copy of an article published in the Popularity as an Organizing Factor of Preadolescent Friendship Networks: Beyond Prosocial and Aggressive Behavior © 2013 Wiley

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Wiley [Commercial Publisher]

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en_US

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1050-8392

Issue date

01/09/2013

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