child development CONSEQUENCES OF POPULARITY AND REJECTION

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There is a high degree of continuity of popularity and rejection.

Rejection can cause internalising problems, for example, and externalising problems, for example aggression

Parker and Asher found that rejection causes later life difficulties, and they developed 2 causal models of popularity and rejection.

·         Causal model: deviant behaviour - low peer acceptance - deviant social

·         Isolation experiences - maladjusted outcomes.

·         Incidental model: Underlying disturbance - deviant behaviour and therefore low peer acceptance - maladjusted outcome ( the undying disturbance causes the maladjusted outcome and not the low peer acceptance)

Kipper Smidt and Coin

Aim - to investigate characteristics of older rejected children

Method - a longitudutional study of 112 children whereby popularity was assessed 11 years old

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