A1 Journal article (refereed)
Behavioural and emotional strengths of sociometrically popular, rejected, controversial, neglected, and average children (2019)


Rytioja, M., Lappalainen, K., & Savolainen, H. (2019). Behavioural and emotional strengths of sociometrically popular, rejected, controversial, neglected, and average children. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 34 (5), 557-571. doi:10.1080/08856257.2018.1560607


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Rytioja, Marleene; Lappalainen, Kristiina; Savolainen, Hannu

Journal or series: European Journal of Special Needs Education

ISSN: 0885-6257

eISSN: 1469-591X

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 34

Issue number: 5

Pages range: 557-571

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2018.1560607

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66432


Abstract

Many behavioural and emotional characteristics are associated with children’s peer relationships. The purpose of this study is to examine behavioural and emotional strengths of sociometrically popular, rejected, controversial, neglected, and average children. 773 third-grade children (51% girls) are assessed with a sociometric questionnaire and self-evaluations of their behavioural and emotional strengths and difficulties. Teacher evaluations are also used to assess the children’s academic competencies and behaviour. Univariate analysis of variance (ANOVA) is used to analyse the data. Results indicate that children in the popular status group assess their behavioural and emotional strengths as being better than children in the rejected status group. The behavioural profile of the controversial status group is similar to that of the rejected status group. Children in the neglected status group differ from other sociometric status groups in some behavioural and emotional strengths. Issues pertaining to gender differences are also discussed.


Keywords: children (age groups); social relations; peer relationships; social status; problem behaviour; study performance

Free keywords: sociometric status; behavioural and emotional strengths; behavioural and emotional difficulties; school achievement


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Reporting Year: 2019

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