Social Competence and its Relationship to Peer Preference in Preschoolers

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dc.contributor.advisor Cunningham, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Farrell, Adriann
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-12T19:53:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-12T19:53:56Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/23978
dc.description.abstract The social competence of 55 preschoolers between the ages of 48-101 months was examined in relation to peer preference. Measurements included two decoding tasks, where children were asked to identify emotions in facial expressions and body movement, a measure of social problem solving, a sociometric measure, and a teacher rated measure of prosocial and antisocial behaviors. We found that children were similar to their preferred peers on several dimensions of social competence, but that social competence was not a good predictor of peer acceptance. The data presented here are a starting point for a future study in which we will test our hypotheses more rigorously. This proposal can be found in the present paper.
dc.description.sponsorship Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brandeis University Theses and Dissertations
dc.rights Copyright by Adriann Farrell 2010
dc.subject Peer Acceptance
dc.subject Social Skills
dc.subject Preschool
dc.title Social Competence and its Relationship to Peer Preference in Preschoolers
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Department of Psychology
dc.degree.name MA
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.degree.discipline Psychology
dc.degree.grantor Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


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