A social relations analysis of liking for and by peers: associations with gender, depression, peer perception, and worry.

@article{ZimmerGembeck2010ASR,
  title={A social relations analysis of liking for and by peers: associations with gender, depression, peer perception, and worry.},
  author={Melanie J. Zimmer-Gembeck and Allison M Waters and Thomas Kindermann},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={69-81}
}
We used social relations modeling (SRM; mixed modeling and SOREMO) to examine liking among peers (affective preferences) in relation to gender and socioemotional problems. Participants (N=278, age 10 to 13) rated how much they liked each other and reported depressive symptoms, negative beliefs, and social worries. Boys and girls were equally liked, but liked same-gender more than cross-gender peers. Genders showed similar consensus about liking for same-gender peers; rater differences were… CONTINUE READING