Popular children refers to children who are liked by many members of their peer group, classmates and playmates for example and disliked by very few. Moreover, Popular children are those children who are frequently named by others in a Sociometric rating procedure.

 

These children are characterized as: good at maintaining positive relationships with their peers (classmates/playmates), and tend to avoid drawing attention to themselves. They join with others to play, but without disrupting what the others are doing, they play constructively, they communicate clearly about their feelings and interests, and they are generally cooperative and sensitive to others’ interests. Popular children can also be aggressive by being assertive, and this so called "aggression" rarely disrupts the activities of others. Moreover, Popular children tend to be more attractive physically.

 

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