Department (Manual Entry)
Dept. of Psychology
This research focused on children's awareness of peers' social judgments of them, age differences in accuracy attained, and the process by which accuracy is achieved. Children were accurately aware of peers' perceptions of them on behavioral, social status, and ability dimensions in Grades 1 through 6. Older children were more accurate than younger children, yet even the youngest children were able to accurately infer peers' judgments of them. In terms of process, the best fitting model suggested that academic ability affects both self and others' (i.e., teacher and peers') perceptions, and that self-perception is the basis for predicting others' judgments of oneself. Because self and other perception have a common cause (i.e., academic performance) accuracy is achieved.
Malloy, Thomas E.; Albright, Linda; and Scarpati, Stan, "Awareness of Peers' Judgments of Oneself: Accuracy and Process of Metaperception" (2007). Faculty Publications. Paper 135.