volume 17, issue 3, P319-337 1997
DOI: 10.1177/0272431697017003004
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Christopher M. Oldenburg, Kathryn A. Kems

Abstract: Popularity and friendship are distinct constructs within the domain of peer relationships, and each is related to children's adjustment. The current study extended earlier research by testing whether the relations of popularity and friendship quality to depressive symptoms are moderated by age and gender. Participants (166 fifth graders, 156 eighth graders) completed rating scales about peers to assess popularity and self-report questionnaires to assess friendship quality and depressive symptoms. Friendship q…

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