The architecture of high status among Finnish youth

Simona Carla Silvia Caravita, Virpi Pöyhönen, Irene Rajala, Christina Salmivalli

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Abstract

We tested the construct validity of a two-dimensional model of high status, consisting of social acceptance and perceived popularity (hereafter, acceptance and popularity) among Finnish children and adolescents. In addition, we investigated the correlates of the two forms of high status, as well as their relations to resource control. Participants were 563 boys and girls in grades four and eight, that is, aged 10–11 and 14–15. CFA and SEM models supported the hypothesis of acceptance and popularity representing distinct, yet associated constructs that have partly different correlates. Acceptance and popularity were most closely connected among grade four students, particularly among boys. Prosocial behaviour was associated with acceptance, whereas peer-valued characteristics (physical attractiveness, athletic ability) and aggression were related especially to popularity. Popularity, but not acceptance, was positively related to resource control.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)668-679
Numero di pagine12
RivistaBritish Journal of Developmental Psychology
Volume29
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2011

Keywords

  • aggression
  • comportamento aggressivo
  • comportamento prosociale
  • correlates
  • correlati
  • peer relations
  • popolarità
  • popularity
  • prosocial behavior
  • relazioni tra pari
  • social status
  • status sociale

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