Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Understanding Processes of Peer Clique Influence in Late Childhood and Early Adolescence

Understanding Processes of Peer Clique Influence in Late Childhood and Early Adolescence Cliques, or groups of peers who interact frequently, are a key social context during childhood and adolescence, providing safety and preferential access to resources. Membership in cliques influences behavior and adjustment, but little is known about the processes by which these influences occur. In this article, we identify putative self and clique socialization processes that may account for greater similarity among clique members over time. Greater adherence to clique norms occurs when members are uncertain about their membership or have limited access to valued clique resources, and when cliques control more resources and are more cohesive. We speculate about other clique influence processes, including those that support children's attempts to distinguish themselves from cliquemates. Understanding clique influence processes can inform efforts to help children and youth resist the negative influences of cliques while protecting the benefits of membership. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Child Development Perspectives Wiley

Understanding Processes of Peer Clique Influence in Late Childhood and Early Adolescence

Loading next page...
 
/lp/wiley/understanding-processes-of-peer-clique-influence-in-late-childhood-and-xE6y6J0nGS

References (41)

Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Child Development Perspectives © 2017 The Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.
ISSN
1750-8592
eISSN
1750-8606
DOI
10.1111/cdep.12248
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Cliques, or groups of peers who interact frequently, are a key social context during childhood and adolescence, providing safety and preferential access to resources. Membership in cliques influences behavior and adjustment, but little is known about the processes by which these influences occur. In this article, we identify putative self and clique socialization processes that may account for greater similarity among clique members over time. Greater adherence to clique norms occurs when members are uncertain about their membership or have limited access to valued clique resources, and when cliques control more resources and are more cohesive. We speculate about other clique influence processes, including those that support children's attempts to distinguish themselves from cliquemates. Understanding clique influence processes can inform efforts to help children and youth resist the negative influences of cliques while protecting the benefits of membership.

Journal

Child Development PerspectivesWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2017

Keywords: ; ;

There are no references for this article.