Interpersonal Relationships and Mutual Perception in Student Groups



The paper presents the outcomes of the empirical research on intragroup structuring in student groups and mutual assessment in group members of various statuses. Groups of university students differ a lot in the level of their social psychological development, which is mostly due to the period of their functioning. Moreover, the character of intragroup structures of attraction, reference relationships and informal authority is qualitatively different in first-, third- and fifth-year students of university. Also, the article provides empirical evidence that intragroup status reveals itself differently in the process of students' mutual assessment depending on their year of study — first, third or fifth.

General Information

Keywords: student group, intragroup structure, attraction relationships, reference relationships, informal authority relationships, interpersonal relationships in small groups, mutual assessment, intragroup status

Journal rubric: Experimental Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kondratyev M.Y. Interpersonal Relationships and Mutual Perception in Student Groups. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2012. Vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 62–79. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

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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