Relationships of Interpersonal Importance in a Student Group at Different Stages of Learning



The results of the socio-psychological study aimed at revealing the features of relationships with interpersonal importance in the student community are presented in the article. Questions about the specifics of intragroup structuring of educational groups in the psychological and educational institutions. The study involved 743 students from MSUPE, University of RAE and MSPU. The set of socio-psychological methods and techniques was used in the study: sociometric and auto-sociometric procedures, reference-metric and auto-reference-metric procedures, methodological technique of determining informal intragroup power structure in a contact community and a modified version of the G. Kelly’s Repertory Grid. The results indicate statistically significant differences in the nature of the process of differentiation in student groups at different stages of their development. The article also shows the specific role of the mid-status students in establishing a system of interpersonal relations.

General Information

Keywords: student group, sociometric, reference-metric, informal power structure of the group, interpersonal significance, status.

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Sachkova M.Y., Kondratyev M.Y. Relationships of Interpersonal Importance in a Student Group at Different Stages of Learning [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2011. Vol. 3, no. 1 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Marianna Y. Sachkova, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor, Department of General Psychology, Institute of Social Sciences, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Mikhail Y. Kondratyev, Doctor of Psychology, professor, Dean of the Faculty of Social Psychology (1998-2013), Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia



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