publication . Other literature type . Article . 2007

Peer-Perceived Admiration and Social Preference: Contextual Correlates of Positive Peer Regard Among Suburban and Urban Adolescents

Bronwyn E. Becker; Suniya S. Luthar;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2007
The primary purpose of this study was to understand further the heterogeneity of popularity, by exploring contextual correlates of two dimensions of positive peer regard among seventh graders within two highly disparate sociodemographic groups: affluent suburban and low-income urban (N = 636). Three sets of attributes were examined, all consistently linked to social status in past research: rebellious behaviors (aggression, academic disengagement, delinquency, and substance use), academic application (effort at school and good grades), and physical attributes (attractiveness and athletic ability). The data provide empirical validation for the conceptual distinct...
free text keywords: Article, Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Cultural Studies, Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Prosocial behavior, Popularity, Attractiveness, Social status, Interpersonal attraction, Poison control, Social preferences, Social psychology, Developmental psychology, Admiration, Psychology
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