Twenty-One. Social Skills and Social Competence in Interactions with Peers

  1. Peter K. Smith3 and
  2. Craig H. Hart4
  1. Antonius H. N. Cillessen2 and
  2. Amy D. Bellmore1

Published Online: 22 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch21

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

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

How to Cite

Cillessen, A. H. N. and Bellmore, A. D. (2010) Social Skills and Social Competence in Interactions with Peers, 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.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Goldsmiths, University of London, London, England

  2. 4

    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands and University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

  2. 2

    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

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:

  • social skills and social competence - in interactions with peers;
  • children's relationships with their peers - important aspect of social development;
  • role of peer relationships in social development;
  • social competence, a much debated and complex issue;
  • children's peer relations - focused on children with problematic peer relations;
  • sociometric and perceived popularity - unique dimensions of the peer group;
  • social skills of sociometrically popular, accepted, and preferred children;
  • cultural differences in play behavior – receiving much attention;
  • children's behavior in critical social tasks - and peer acceptance;
  • perceptions of liking and disliking studies on accuracy - children's perceptions of liking and disliking in peer group

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Role of Peer Relationships in Social Development

  • Conceptualizing Social Competence

  • Social Skills of Sociometrically Popular, Accepted, and Preferred Children

  • Social Skills of Perceived Popular, Controversial, and Bistrategic Children

  • Conclusion

  • References