Reciprocal peer dislike and psychosocial adjustment in childhood

Betts, L.R. ORCID: 0000-0002-6147-8089 and Stiller, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-6122-5911, 2014. Reciprocal peer dislike and psychosocial adjustment in childhood. Social Development, 23 (3), pp. 556-572. ISSN 1467-9507

1131.pdf - Post-print

Download (372kB) | Preview


Reciprocal peer dislike was examined as a predictor of school adjustment and social relationship quality. One hundred and fifty one (69 male and 74 female, Mage = 9.53, SDage = 1.87 years) children completed measures of school liking, loneliness, and friendship quality twice over three months. From ratings of the amount of time participants liked to spend with individual classmates, social network analyses were used to determine reciprocal peer dislike. Curvilinear regression analyses revealed that reciprocal peer dislike at Time 1 predicted changes in the children’s loneliness and friendship quality assessed as help, security, and closeness over three months. The findings support the conclusion that reciprocal peer dislike predicts aspects of school adjustment and social relationship qualities.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Peer dislike and adjustment [running head]
Publication Title: Social Development
Creators: Betts, L.R. and Stiller, J.
Publisher: Wiley
Date: 2014
Volume: 23
Number: 3
ISSN: 1467-9507
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:04
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:18

Actions (login required)

Edit View Edit View


Views per month over past year


Downloads per month over past year