Predictors of Peer Helpfulness: Implications for Youth in Residential Treatment
Sociometric measures were used to predict peer helpfulness of youth in a residential treatment center. Seventeen female adolescents with conduct disorders were asked to choose three peers in their group who were most popular, similar, well-liked, and competent. These sociometric measures were correlated with the frequency in which each peer was nominated as most and least helpful in several problem scenarios representing actual situations encountered in residential settings. A multiple linear regression analysis indicated that “popularity” was the best predictor of peer helpfulness across the problem scenarios. Discussion focused on the impact of popularity on treatment strategies for youth in residential placement.
Behavioral Residential Treatment
Vincent, J., Houlihan, D., & Mitchell, P. (1992). Predictors of Peer Helpfulness: Implications for Youth in Residential Treatment. Behavioral Residential Treatment, 7(1), 45-53. doi: 10.1002/bin.2360070106
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Copyright © 1992 John Wiley & Sons. Article published by John Wiley & Sons in Behavioral Residential Treatment, volume 7, issue number 1, 1992, pages 45-53. Available online on April 18, 2006: