Peer status – the regard other group members have of an individual – is fundamental for youth development. Different research traditions developed independent theoretical frameworks conceiving the dimensions underlying social status, and this led to identifying a variety of peer status prototypes. In this work, we explored whether a classification based on the four dimensions of popularity, aggression, dislike, and victimization could integrate the scattered peer status profiles found in the different traditions. A latent profile analysis on 16,224 European students identified the peer status prototypes of popular, bullies, disliked, victims, and average students. Both the peer- and self-reported correlates supported that the five profiles accounted for the large variety of the students' profiles in the literature. These findings suggest that the adoption of a multidimensional approach supported by advanced statistical procedures could identify students' peer status profiles more effectively, replacing classifications based on cutoffs, and leading to a unified students' classification.

Marinucci, M., Pancani, L., Riva, P. (2022). Exploring the peer status prototypes: A large-scale latent profile analysis on high-school students from four European countries. SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY [10.1111/sjop.12863].

Exploring the peer status prototypes: A large-scale latent profile analysis on high-school students from four European countries

Marinucci, Marco
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Pancani, Luca
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Riva, Paolo
2022

Abstract

Peer status – the regard other group members have of an individual – is fundamental for youth development. Different research traditions developed independent theoretical frameworks conceiving the dimensions underlying social status, and this led to identifying a variety of peer status prototypes. In this work, we explored whether a classification based on the four dimensions of popularity, aggression, dislike, and victimization could integrate the scattered peer status profiles found in the different traditions. A latent profile analysis on 16,224 European students identified the peer status prototypes of popular, bullies, disliked, victims, and average students. Both the peer- and self-reported correlates supported that the five profiles accounted for the large variety of the students' profiles in the literature. These findings suggest that the adoption of a multidimensional approach supported by advanced statistical procedures could identify students' peer status profiles more effectively, replacing classifications based on cutoffs, and leading to a unified students' classification.
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interpersonal processes; latent profile analysis; peer nomination; Peer status; sociometric status;
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Marinucci, M., Pancani, L., Riva, P. (2022). Exploring the peer status prototypes: A large-scale latent profile analysis on high-school students from four European countries. SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY [10.1111/sjop.12863].
Marinucci, M; Pancani, L; Riva, P
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