Peculiarities of subject oriented comparison related to schoolchildren with different sociometric status



Peculiarities of social comparison realized by schoolchildren towards their peers having different sociometric status are discussed. A new technique to identify the status of an individual as a subject oriented (social) comparison referent in a group is proposed. The results of the study aimed to identify primary and secondary schoolchildren’s preferences to use as subject oriented comparison referents their peers having a specific sociometric status are presented. It was shown that both primary and secondary schoolchildren significantly more often compare themselves with popular peers and very rarely with the rejected ones.

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Keywords: social comparison, sociometric status, schoolchildren

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Samoylenko E.S., Kostigova O.A., Korbut A.V. Peculiarities of subject oriented comparison related to schoolchildren with different sociometric status . Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2011. Vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 65–84. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Elena S. Samoylenko, Doctor of Psychology, Chief Researcher, Laboratory of Cognitive Processes and Mathematical Psychology, Institute of Psychology of RAS, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Olga A. Kostigova, Psychologist, SEI Progimnasium 45, Russia, e-mail:

Anna V. Korbut, teacher of the Department of Psychology №18, Military University of the Ministry of Defense, Russia, e-mail:



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