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J Youth Adolesc. 2009 Sep;38(8):1084-95. doi: 10.1007/s10964-009-9410-3. Epub 2009 Apr 17.

Early adolescents' social standing in peer groups: behavioral correlates of stability and change.

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Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. lansford@duke.edu

Abstract

Sociometric nominations, social cognitive maps, and self-report questionnaires were completed in consecutive years by 327 students (56% girls) followed longitudinally from grade 7 to grade 8 to examine the stability of social standing in peer groups and correlates of changes in social standing. Social preference, perceived popularity, network centrality, and leadership were moderately stable from grade 7 to grade 8. Alcohol use and relational aggression in grade 7 predicted changes in social preference and centrality, respectively, between grade 7 and grade 8, but these effects were moderated by gender and ethnicity. Changes in social standing from grade 7 to grade 8 were unrelated to grade 8 physical aggression, relational aggression, and alcohol use after controlling for the grade 7 corollaries of these behaviors. Results are discussed in terms of their implications for understanding links between social standing and problem behaviors during adolescence.

PMID:
19636773
PMCID:
PMC2746386
DOI:
10.1007/s10964-009-9410-3
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