Social network analyses of positive and negative relationships among Japanese preschool classmates

Keiko Fujisawa, Nobuyuki Kutsukake, Toshikazu Hasegawa

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Using social network analysis, we investigated the characteristics of social networks composed of positive relationships (positive network: PN) and negative relationships (negative network: NN) in classrooms of Japanese 3- and 4-year-olds. Analysis of "density" showed that PNs were denser than NNs among 4-year-olds but that this was not the case among 3-year-olds. The difference between the probability of dyads of girls forming cliques, between PNs and NNs, was larger than that for dyads of boys or mixed-sex dyads. Four-year-olds formed cliques more often in PNs than in NNs, compared to 3-year-olds. This study showed that both sex combination of dyads and age affect the quantified properties of social networks among preschoolers.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)193-201
ページ数9
ジャーナルInternational Journal of Behavioral Development
33
発行部数3
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出版物ステータスPublished - 2009

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Social network analyses of positive and negative relationships among Japanese preschool classmates. / Fujisawa, Keiko; Kutsukake, Nobuyuki; Hasegawa, Toshikazu.

:: International Journal of Behavioral Development, 巻 33, 番号 3, 2009, p. 193-201.

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