Disentangling dyadic and reputational perceptions of prosociality, aggression, and popularity in explaining friendship networks in early adolescence

Diego Palacios*, Jan Kornelis Dijkstra, Christian Berger, Mark Huisman, Rene Veenstra

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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This study examined the differential effects of two forms of adolescents' perceptions of peers' prosociality, aggression, and popularity, on friendship selection. Individuals' reports of their peers' behaviors (dyadic perceptions) and the aggregated classmates' reports (reputational perceptions) were disentangled. The findings indicated that adolescents were more likely to befriend classmates widely perceived as prosocial (reputational perception) and were less likely to befriend classmates they perceived as aggressive (dyadic perception). For popularity, the effect of dyadic perception disappeared when including the reputational perception. The findings highlight the differences between the dyadic and reputational perceptions of peer behavior. Not only dyadic perceptions of behaviors but also reputational perceptions exert a role in befriending peers.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)699-714
Aantal pagina's16
TijdschriftSocial Development
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
Vroegere onlinedatum22-nov-2021
StatusPublished - aug-2022

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