Sociometric Popularity in a School Context

30 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2013

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Vera Titkova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Valeria Ivaniushina

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Daniel Alexandrov

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: March 2, 2013

Abstract

This study investigates how the sociometric popularity of schoolchildren is related to individual academic achievements in a context of different levels of academic culture and educational aspirations in the classroom. The sample includes 5058 students in 270 classes from 98 schools in St. Petersburg. To examine class-level effects, we employ multi-level hierarchical models using HLM 7 software. Different effects for boys and girls were found, indicating that the relationship between academic performance and popularity is gender-specific. The results demonstrate that in classes with a low learning motivation individual academic achievements of boys are negatively related to their popularity, while in classes with a high academic culture the relationship is positive.

Keywords: popularity, sociometry, academic culture, motivation

JEL Classification: I21, C12

Suggested Citation

Titkova, Vera and Ivaniushina, Valeria and Alexandrov, Daniel, Sociometric Popularity in a School Context (March 2, 2013). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WBPR 10/EDU/2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2227302 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2227302

Vera Titkova

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Valeria Ivaniushina (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Daniel Alexandrov

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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