Examining Social Status Profiles with Gender, School Attended, SES, Academic Achievement and Wellbeing in Urban China.


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Article
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Authors
McLellan, Ros 
Abstract

Previous research has produced inconsistent findings about the relationships between aggressive and prosocial behavior with likeability and popularity. This study utilized latent profile analysis to identify naturally occurring social status profiles with these indicators and to explore their associations with gender, school attended, subjective social status, academic achievement, and wellbeing. The study recruited 818 (aged 12-15 years, 46% girls) Chinese adolescents and revealed four unique social status profiles: high aggressive-low likeability, low social status, average, and high prosocial-high social status groups. A bi-strategic profile did not emerge. The low social status and high aggressive groups exhibited the lowest academic achievement and wellbeing suggesting that more attention should be devoted to these students both in school and in future research.

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Keywords
Adolescence, Latent profile analysis, Prosocial behavior, Resource control theory, Social status, Wellbeing, Academic Success, Adolescent, Aggression, China, Female, Humans, Male, Psychological Distance, Schools
Journal Title
J Youth Adolesc
Conference Name
Journal ISSN
0047-2891
1573-6601
Volume Title
50
Publisher
Springer Science and Business Media LLC