"Dimensions and Types of Social Status: A Cross-Age Perspective": Correction

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Reports and error in the original article by J. D. Coie et al (Developmental Psychology, 1982[Jul], Vol 18[4], 557-570). One of the five social status groups was incorrectly described. The correct description of the average group in the second to last paragraph of the Method section is provided. (The following abstract of this article originally appeared in record 1982-27928-001.) In Exp I, peer perceptual correlates of social preference (SP) and social impact (SI) were investigated with 311 3rd, 5th, and 8th graders. SP was highly positively related to cooperativeness, supportiveness, and physical attractiveness and negatively related to disruptiveness and aggression. SI was related to active, salient behaviors of both positive and negative valence. Whereas the correlates were found to be similar at each grade level, greater proportions of the variance in these dimensions could be predicted at younger than older ages. In Exp II, these dimensions were used to assign 531 Ss to 5 sociometric status groups: popular, rejected, neglected, controversial, and average. Peer perceptions of the behavioral correlates of these groups were solicited and found to reveal distinct profiles. A previously unidentified group of controversial children was perceived as disruptive and aggressive (like the rejected group), but also as social leaders (like popular Ss). It is suggested that researchers consider controversial children as a distinct group in future behavioral and epidemiological studies. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). © 1983 American Psychological Association.

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Cited Authors

  • Coie, JD; Dodge, KA; Coppotelli, H

Published Date

  • March 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 224 -

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-1649

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0012-1649.19.2.224

Citation Source

  • Scopus