Some factors relating to social acceptance in eighth-grade classrooms
AbstractThe subjects for this study were 1177 eighth-grade pupils. Intercorrelations were found between ratings by classmates on the Ohio Social Acceptance Scale and the following variables: CA, MA as measured by the California Test of Mental Maturity, verbal bias and flatness of mental profile. Groups receiving traditional and progressive types of instruction were differentiated. Social acceptance showed no significant relationship with verbal bias or with flatness of mental profile, but there was some positive correlation with mental age. The MA and CA showed some negative correlation, and there was accordingly a tendency for the younger children in a grade to be rated as more accepted than the older ones.