Sociometric status and life satisfaction among Turkish elementary school students

Kaya A., SİYEZ D. M.

EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.8, no.32, pp.69-82, 2008 (SSCI) identifier identifier


Problem Statement: As age advances, peer relations play an increasingly significant role in children's lives. One indicator of a child's social relationships and position within a peer group is his or her sociometric status. Many of the variables associated with sociometric status are also related to life satisfaction. For example, previous research indicates that both higher life satisfaction and popular sociometric status are associated with higher self-esteem. At the same time, both lower life satisfaction and rejected sociometric status are associated with various psychological and social problems, such as depression, lower self esteem, and declining physical and mental health. Based on their common relationships to other variables, one might speculate that sociometric status and life satisfaction are somehow related; however, our review of the literature has not revealed any published research that is related to life satisfaction and sociometric status.