Psicologia em Estudo
Print version ISSN 1413-7372
SISTO, Fermino Fernandes. Peer acceptance-rejection to study and aggressiveness at school. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2005, vol.10, n.1, pp. 117-125. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722005000100014.
The relationship between aggressiveness and peer acceptance-rejection were analyzed in 1281 elementary school children. Sociometric measure was based on three positive and three negative classmates choices. The aggressiveness scales gathered information about familiar, scholar and general situations. There were no statistically insignificant differences among the schools related to the sociometric and aggressiveness in familiar situation measures. The scales of the scholar and general aggressiveness formed two sub-groups, in which two schools showed less aggressiveness and the two other more aggressiveness. Scholar aggressiveness showed significant correlations with the sociometric status in all schools and the general aggressiveness in one of them, suggesting that the most social acceptance, the lesser the student's aggressiveness. As the correlations were low, extreme groups in acceptance-rejection conditions had been studied and the scales of scholar and general aggressiveness had differentiated these groups in only one school.
Keywords : aggressiveness; peer acceptance-rejection; school.