Classroom contextual effects of race on children's peer nominations.

  title={Classroom contextual effects of race on children's peer nominations.},
  author={Melissa Faye Jackson and Joan M. Barth and Nicole D. Powell and John E. Lochman},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={77 5},
Black children generally receive poorer sociometric nominations compared with Whites. This effect is not fully understood because Black children rarely hold a classroom majority and teachers' race is rarely investigated. Research from a person-environment perspective suggests that the effects of children's race depend on the racial composition of the classroom and society's racial attitudes. Sociometric nominations were obtained from 1,268 5th graders, between 9 and 11 years old (53% Black… CONTINUE READING
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