Twenty. Social Status Among Peers: From Sociometric Attraction to Peer Acceptance to Perceived Popularity

  1. Peter K. Smith4 and
  2. Craig H. Hart5
  1. Shelley Hymel1,
  2. Leanna M. Closson1,
  3. Simona C. S. Caravita2 and
  4. Tracy Vaillancourt3

Published Online: 22 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch20

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition

How to Cite

Hymel, S., Closson, L. M., Caravita, S. C. S. and Vaillancourt, T. (2010) Social Status Among Peers: From Sociometric Attraction to Peer Acceptance to Perceived Popularity, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition (eds P. K. Smith and C. H. Hart), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Goldsmiths, University of London, London, England

  2. 5

    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  2. 2

    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Brescia, Italy

  3. 3

    University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196796

Online ISBN: 9781444390933

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Keywords:

  • peer group, social status among peers - from sociometric attraction to peer acceptance to perceived popularity;
  • sociometric techniques - credited to Jacob Moreno;
  • Moreno (1934), two distinct dimensions of interpersonal judgment - underlying operation of groups attraction;
  • measuring sociometric acceptance and rejection;
  • methodological issues, in assessing peer acceptance and rejection;
  • from peer acceptance to perceived popularity;
  • operational definitions of perceived popularity - across studies;
  • perceived popularity - versus sociometric popularity;
  • sociometric and perceived popularity - differentially linked to aggressive behavior;
  • social and emotional learning - important focus in schools

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • From Attraction to Peer Acceptance

  • From Peer Acceptance to Perceived Popularity

  • Methodological Issues in Assessing Perceived Popularity

  • Perceived Popularity Versus Sociometric Popularity: Distinct Constructs?

  • Considering the Long Term

  • Acknowledgments

  • References