The social status of a child in a group and its correlation with psychological, social-cognitive and behavioral characteristics



The relationship between peers is one of the most critical challenges of modern childhood. Research has shown the social status of a child in a group of peers influences not only his/her current well-being but his/her future psychological and physiological health condition. This article is devoted to the overview of foreign studies on social status of children and its correlation with different psychological, social-cognitive and behavioral characteristics of children with special attention to rejected and neglected children. Despite the popularity of the reviewed subject and vast amount of research on it, some correlations still need additional research.

General Information

Keywords: social status of a child in group, peer relationship, neglected, rejected, aggression

Journal rubric: Research Reviews

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Ammon A.V., Filippova E.V. The social status of a child in a group and its correlation with psychological, social-cognitive and behavioral characteristics. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2015. Vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 162–175. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2015230410. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Anna V. Ammon, Psychologist, Graduate of the Faculty of Consultative and Clinical Psychology, Moscow City University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Elena V. Filippova, PhD in Psychology, Professor, the head of the Child and family psychotherapy chair, Psychologicalcounseling faculty, Senior researcher, scientific secretary of the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, employee of the Psychological Consultation of the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, member of the editorial board of the journal “Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy”, member of the editorial board of the journal “Psychological Science and Education”., Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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