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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Features of the Middle Status Adolescent Position in the System of School Classroom Relationship 2178

Nikulin S.A.
PhD Student, Chair of Theoretical Foundations of Social Psychology, Social Psychology faculty, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Sachkova M.Ye.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Chair of General Psychology, Department of Psychology, Institute of Social Sciences, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia

The results of the study of the relationships of middle status young adolescent in the pupil’s group are presented. The specific function of these pupils is addressed, which is seen in stabilizing the intra-group processes and establishing a favorable climate in a school classroom. The study involved 198 students from 5th and 6th grades in Moscow secondary schools, aged 10–12 years. The set of socio-psychological methods and techniques was used in the study: sociometry, self-sociometry, referentometry, self-referentometry, technique for determining the informal intra-group power structure in a contact community. The obtained results indicate the significant differences in position of adolescents with the middle status in the student group from those with other status categories. The study demonstrates that the group expectations of the adolescent schoolchildren are related to these middle status pupils.

Keywords: middle status member of the group, the younger adolescent, sociometric, referentometric, informal power structure of the group

Column: Social Psychology

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