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The Diffusion of Academic Achievements: Social Selection and Influence in Student Networks

Maria Yudkevich; Sofia Dokuka; Diliara Valeeva;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
Peer group effects show the influence of student social environments on their individual achievements. Traditionally, a social environment is considered by researchers of peer effects as exogenously given. However, significant peers that affect performance are often those that are deliberately chosen. Students might choose their friends among peers with similar academic achievements. A dynamic analysis of student social networks and academic achievements is needed to disentangle social selection and social influence processes in network formation. Using data about the friendship and advice networks of first year undergraduate students, we show that friends tend ...
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: social networks, academic achievements, peer group effects, higher education, jel:D85, jel:I21, jel:I23, Network formation, Higher education, business.industry, business, Social influence, Social network, Social psychology, Friendship, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Peer group, Social environment, Peer effects, Psychology
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