Sociometric Types and Social Interaction Styles in a Sample of Spanish Adolescents

Area de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación, Dpto. de Psicología, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Avda. de la Universidad, s/n. 03202 Elche, Alicante, Spain.
The Spanish Journal of Psychology (Impact Factor: 0.74). 11/2010; 13(2):730-40.
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This study analyzed the relationship between social interaction styles and sociometric types in a sample of 1,349 (51.7% boys, and 48.3% girls) Spanish adolescents. The results revealed that the proportion of prosocial adolescents nominated as liked by peers was significantly higher than prosocial with social anxiety, whereas the proportion of aggressive adolescents nominated by peers as rejected was significantly higher than the proportion of rejected-prosocial and rejected-with social anxiety. The percentages of sociometric types and social interaction styles varied significantly according to gender and academic grade. Logistic regression analyses showed that being prosocial was 48% more likely when adolescents are nominated by peers as liked, whereas being prosocial was 41% and 79% less likely when adolescents were nominated as rejected and neglected, respectively. Furthermore, prosocial adolescents were 67% more likely nominated by peers as liked, and were less likely nominated as rejected (42%) and neglected (78%). Finally, being neglected was 83% more likely in aggressive adolescents.

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