Sociometric Status and Adjustment in Middle School: A Longitudinal Study

  title={Sociometric Status and Adjustment in Middle School: A Longitudinal Study},
  author={Kathryn R. Wentzel},
  journal={The Journal of Early Adolescence},
  pages={28 - 5}
  • K. Wentzel
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Early Adolescence
Relations between sociometric status and school adjustment (classroom grades, prosocial behavior, and irresponsible behavior) were examined over time with a sample of 204 students. Perceived support, efforts to learn, and goals to be prosocial and to be responsible also were examined as mediators of these relations. Sixth-grade sociometric status predicted eighth-grade school adjustment when controlling for sixth-grade school adjustment. Compared to students of average sociometric status… Expand

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