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NCJ Number: 229538 Find in a Library
Title: Social Intelligence and Academic Achievement as Predictors of Adolescent Popularity
Journal: Journal of Youth and Adolescence  Volume:39  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:62-72
Author(s): Noortje Meijs; Antonius H.N. Cillessen; Ron H.J. Scholte; Eliane Segers; Renske Spijkerman
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 11
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: This study compared the effects of social intelligence and cognitive intelligence, as measured by academic achievement, on adolescent popularity in two school contexts.
Abstract: A distinction was made between sociometric popularity, a measure of acceptance, and perceived popularity, a measure of social dominance. Participants were 512, 14-15 year-old adolescents (56 percent girls, 44 percent boys) in vocational and college preparatory schools in Northwestern Europe. Perceived popularity was significantly related to social intelligence, but not to academic achievement, in both contexts. Sociometric popularity was predicted by an interaction between academic achievement and social intelligence, further qualified by school context. Whereas college bound students gained sociometric popularity by excelling both socially and academically, vocational students benefited from doing well either socially or academically, but not in combination. The implications of these findings were discussed. Tables, figures, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Youth development
Index Term(s): Adolescent females; Adolescent males; Education; Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
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