Chapter 24 - cannot be avoided. 4. The fairly distinct...

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Chapter 24: Preadolescent Cliques, Friendships, and Identity General Statement- Clique stratification among older elementary-school-age children emerges from interaction, is consequently experienced as inevitable, and greatly influences the actor’s sense of self. Key Points: 1. The Adler’s study showed that children’s cliques and peer friendship groups tend to be clearly differentiated and stratified and significantly affect the individual’s sense of self. 2. A “popular” crowd clearly dominates each grade and lesser statuses are commonly recognized among the children in routine interaction. 3. Interaction among children takes place in a confined area at specific times and
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Unformatted text preview: cannot be avoided. 4. The fairly distinct status and peer groups are found at the different grade levels and affect the psychological experience of the children within them in various intricate ways. 5. Although the popular group is clearly advantaged, there are advantages and disadvantages associated with occupants of different statuses. 6. Researchers report that elementary school popular clique members enjoy a superior position and status but also have greater anxiety about their place within the status order....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GSOCI 240 taught by Professor Wilson during the Fall '08 term at James Madison University.

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