Peer relations and later personal adjustment: are low-accepted children at risk?

@article{Parker1987PeerRA,
  title={Peer relations and later personal adjustment: are low-accepted children at risk?},
  author={Jeffrey G. Parker and Steven R. Asher},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1987},
  volume={102 3},
  pages={
          357-89
        }
}
In this review, we examine the oft-made claim that peer-relationship difficulties in childhood predict serious adjustment problems in later life. The article begins with a framework for conceptualizing and assessing children's peer difficulties and with a discussion of conceptual and methodological issues in longitudinal risk research. Following this, three indexes of problematic peer relationships (acceptance, aggressiveness, and shyness/withdrawal) are evaluated as predictors of three later… Expand

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