Characteristics defining perceived popularity among same-sex and opposite-sex peers.

Details

Ressource 1Request a copy Sous embargo jusqu'au 06/06/2021.
State: Public
Version: author
License: Not specified
Serval ID
serval:BIB_6CC83A74A6F0
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Characteristics defining perceived popularity among same-sex and opposite-sex peers.
Journal
International journal of adolescent medicine and health
Author(s)
Akre C., Berchtold A., Barrense-Dias Y., Suris J.C.
ISSN
2191-0278 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0334-0139
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/06/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
Astract Objectives The objective of this study was to compare the characteristics of adolescents and young adults (AYA) who perceive themselves as popular with AYAs who perceive themselves as unpopular vis-á-vis peers from same-sex, opposite-sex, or both. Methods Among a representative sample of in-school 15-24 year-olds students (n=5,179) who completed a self-administrated questionnaire, we measured self-perception of popularity, socio-demographic data, ease to make same/opposite-sex friends, emotional well-being, school variables, substance use, sensation seeking, self-perception of pubertal timing, and aggressive/violent behavior. Results Overall, our findings put forth that popularity was associated to easiness of making same/opposite-sex friends, emotional well-being, socio-economical background, sensation seeking behaviors, and alcohol misuse. Differences appeared between males or females. Conclusion Findings indicate that popularity remains a very important issue among this age group and should be a red flag in clinical assessment. Future research should explore whether feeling of unpopularity can be used as a marker of adolescent well-being and hence help identify those youths who might need help.
Keywords
adolescents, peers relations, popularity, well-being, young adults
Pubmed
Create date
06/07/2020 14:30
Last modification date
15/02/2021 13:12
Usage data