Selection patterns, gender and friendship aim in classroom networks

G.G. van de Bunt, C. Baerveldt, M. Vermande

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The social networks of students, and the underlying processes of selection, can have strong effects on their psychological and academic adjustment. The effects of gender, friendship aim (intimacy or social activities) and the combination of gender and friendship aim on selection patterns (student’s activity in selecting new friends, linking with friends of friends, and similarity in behavior) were studied, using two wave data from 741 students (12–14 years old) in 27 freshmen classes in Dutch high schools.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-188
Number of pages18
JournalZeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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