Traits of Popular Children: A Case Study

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Diah Ningrum

AlMarjan Institute

Nik Ahmad Hisham Ismail

International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)

Date Written: May 25, 2015

Abstract

To be accepted in peer groups is important in children adjustment particularly in the school and future social relationship in general. The aim of the study was to find out traits of popular children. Mixed methods were used in the present study, which had two phases, first quantitative method and second qualitative method. Peer matrix of peer nomination was used as Peer matrix of peer nomination was used as method of data collection in quantitative, meanwhile interviews and observation were used in qualitative method. The results revealed that 5 popular children obtained from peer matrix of peer nomination were liked most by peers. Moreover, these five popular children were known because they had traits that made them different from others. Peers viewed them based on positive traits and positive social interaction, physical interaction, the quality of relationship, and social dominance. The result also indicated that popular children gave effects on peers and school environment.

Keywords: popular children, sociometric, traits

Suggested Citation

Ningrum, Diah and Ismail, Nik Ahmad Hisham, Traits of Popular Children: A Case Study (May 25, 2015). Proceedings Journal of Education, Psychology and Social Science Research, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3104686 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3104686

Diah Ningrum (Contact Author)

AlMarjan Institute ( email )

Nik Ahmad Hisham Ismail

International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) ( email )

Malaysia

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