Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Browne, C. B., Prinstein, M. J. and Heilbron, N. 2010. Peer Status. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Within the first few years of life, children establish relatively stable social positions among their peers. Research has demonstrated longitudinal associations between peer status and a variety of developmental outcomes. However, the correlational nature of this research leaves open the question of whether peer status exerts a unique, causal impact on psychological adjustment. Presented here is a brief synthesis of existing research in the field of peer status, including current definitions of the constructs of peer status and a review of key developmental outcomes often associated with peer status.
- peer status;
- peer rejection;
- sociometric status;
- developmental outcomes;
- child development