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Power Structure in the Peer Group: The Role of Classroom Cohesion and Hierarchy in Peer Acceptance and Rejection of Victimized and Aggressive Students

Martín Babarro, J., Díaz-Aguado, M. J., Martínez Arias, R. & Steglich, C., Nov-2017, In : Journal of Early Adolescence. 37, 9, p. 1197-1220 24 p.

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This study addresses the interacting effects of classroom cohesion and hierarchy on the relationships between victimization and aggression with peer acceptance and rejection. Classroom cohesion and hierarchy were constructed from friendship nominations. Multilevel analysis conducted in a sample of seventh- and eighth-grade students from the Sociescuela program in Spain (N = 6,600) showed that in cohesive and hierarchical classrooms, a higher level of victimization was found; peer rejection was more strongly associated with victimization. In contrast to previous research, for males, aggression was more strongly associated with peer acceptance in less hierarchized classrooms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1197-1220
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Early Adolescence
Volume37
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov-2017

    Keywords

  • aggression, cohesion, hierarchy, peer rejection, victimization, SOCIAL-STATUS, EARLY ADOLESCENCE, BEHAVIOR, SCHOOL, FRIENDSHIP, EMBEDDEDNESS, ACHIEVEMENT, POPULARITY, CONTEXTS, DENSITY

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