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A longitudinal study of childhood social behaviour: Inter-informant agreement, inter-context agreement, and social preference linkages

Kuppens, S., Grietens, H., Onghena, P. & Michiels, D., 2009, In : Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 26, 6-7, p. 769-792 24 p.

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  • Sofie Kuppens
  • Hans Grietens
  • Patrick Onghena
  • Daisy Michiels

This study examined inter-informant agreement, inter-context agreement, and social preference linkages for social behaviour subtypes. On two occasions, data was collected on 600 children (8-10 years old) via mother, father, teacher, and peer reports. Informant reports converged within each context and agreement across school and home contexts was strong for overt aggression and for prosocial behaviour, but less pronounced for relational aggression. Concurrent associations with social preference emerged within the school context and longitudinal bidirectional associations surfaced between dislikeability and overt aggression at school. Relational aggression at school correlated with future dislikeability, whereas likeability and dislikeability correlated with future relational aggression. Prosocial behaviour at school was particularly linked with future likeability. Gender and grade differences emerged for social preference linkages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-792
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Social and Personal Relationships
Volume26
Issue number6-7
Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

  • multiple contexts, multiple informants, overt aggression, prosocial behaviour, relational aggression, social preference, MULTITRAIT-MULTIMETHOD DATA, RELATIONAL AGGRESSION, PSYCHOLOGICAL ADJUSTMENT, SOCIOMETRIC STATUS, EARLY ADOLESCENCE, OVERT AGGRESSION, GENDER, CHILDREN, PERSPECTIVES, STABILITY

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