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Peer Influence on Academic Performance: A Social Network Analysis of Social-Emotional Intervention Effects

Overview of attention for article published in Prevention Science, July 2016
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (68th percentile)

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Title
Peer Influence on Academic Performance: A Social Network Analysis of Social-Emotional Intervention Effects
Published in
Prevention Science, July 2016
DOI 10.1007/s11121-016-0678-8
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Dawn DeLay, Linlin Zhang, Laura D. Hanish, Cindy F. Miller, Richard A. Fabes, Carol Lynn Martin, Karen P. Kochel, Kimberly A. Updegraff

Abstract

Longitudinal social network analysis (SNA) was used to examine how a social-emotional learning (SEL) intervention may be associated with peer socialization on academic performance. Fifth graders (N = 631; 48 % girls; 9 to 12 years) were recruited from six elementary schools. Intervention classrooms (14) received a relationship building intervention (RBI) and control classrooms (8) received elementary school as usual. At pre- and post-test, students nominated their friends, and teachers completed assessments of students' writing and math performance. The results of longitudinal SNA suggested that the RBI was associated with friend selection and peer influence within the classroom peer network. Friendship choices were significantly more diverse (i.e., less evidence of social segregation as a function of ethnicity and academic ability) in intervention compared to control classrooms, and peer influence on improved writing and math performance was observed in RBI but not control classrooms. The current findings provide initial evidence that SEL interventions may change social processes in a classroom peer network and may break down barriers of social segregation and improve academic performance.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 75 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 18%
Researcher 14 18%
Unspecified 13 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 11%
Student > Master 8 11%
Other 19 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 26 34%
Psychology 20 26%
Unspecified 16 21%
Computer Science 5 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 1%
Other 8 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 August 2016.
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#2,102,338
of 12,578,945 outputs
Outputs from Prevention Science
#139
of 675 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#59,097
of 262,415 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Prevention Science
#6
of 19 outputs
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