The Consequences of Childhood Peer Rejection

Patricia Mcdougall, Shelley Hymel, Tracy Vaillancourt and Mercer Louise

in Interpersonal Rejection

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780195130157
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199847761 | DOI:
The Consequences of Childhood Peer Rejection

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A surging interest regarding the association between children's welfare and peer acceptance has grown, notwithstanding the idea that parents are the primary sources of socialization. Several quantitative studies and reviews of the literature on “rejected” young ones are done to determine the long-term consequences. The authors considers spiritual relationship, strength of connection to others, and community participation in the analysis of the reactions to peer rejection. Data suggests that the significant influence of peers on an individual's competence and sense of belongingness contribute to future developmental concerns. This chapter stresses four extensive kinds of long-run end products of low relational devaluation: academic, general psychopathology, internationalization of problems, and externalization of conflicts. Along with this is an examination of the reasons why and the manner in which negative social response by others shapes a child's later adjustment. All of these attempts are not only aimed toward the uncovering of essential factors in motivating a new generation, but also are geared to direct researchers, educators, and guardians.

Keywords: children; peer acceptance; rejection; development; belongingness; society

Chapter.  16194 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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