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Comparison of Text and Graphical Sociometric Questionnaires
Comparison of Text and Graphical Sociometric Questionnaires

Author(s): Viera Lehotská, Katarína Naser, Marek Dobeš
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Spoločenskovedný ústav SAV, Slovenská akadémia vied
Keywords: Graphical sociometric questionnaire; Text sociometric questionnaire; Comparison

Summary/Abstract: Peer nomination and peer rating which are used in standard text sociometric questionnaires can be also used in graphical form of sociometric questionnaires. Children may consider the graphical questionnaire more interesting and more playful. We created the graphical sociometric questionnaire which is based on peer rating. We aimed to verify its validity by comparing it with text sociometric questionnaire. Our sample consisted of 125 sixth and seventh graders from three elementary schools in Slovakia. The results indicate that graphical sociometric questionnaire is a valid assessment method for measuring social status of group members. We suggest that graphical questionnaire is more sensitive in discrimination of children´ social status. But graphical questionnaire did not show exactly status of neglected children. Neglected children are better identified by text sociometric questionnaire.

  • Issue Year: 15/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 27-32
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English