Individual patterns of social contact network development in adolescents
This article focuses on the interconnection between the individual and typological characteristics of an individual and the features of adolescent social contact networks. It is shown that adolescents with a high level of hostility, expressed perfectionist attitudes, low self-esteem, and insufficient perceived self-efficacy have smaller and poorly differentiated social contacts networks. These characteristics of social networks can subsequently lead to increased narcissistic tendencies in adolescents in isolation, as well as reduce their range of positive identifications and behavior role models.
1. Blyth D. A., Traeger C. Adolescent self-esteem and perceived relationships with parents and peers // Social networks of children, adolescents, and college students. Hillsdale, 1988. Р. 171—193.
2. Cauce A. M. Social networks and social competence: Exploring the effects of eariy adolescent friendships // American Journal of Community Psychology. 1986. № 14 (6). Р. 607—629.
3. Fischer J. L., Sollie D. L., Morrow K. B. Social networks in male and female adolescents // Journal of Adolescent Research. 1986. № 6 (1). Р. 1—14.
4. Getting E. R., Beauvais F. Common elements in youth drug abuse: Peer clusters and other psychological factors // Journal of Drug Issues. 1987. № 17 (1). Р. 133—151.
5. Hirsch B. J. Psychological dimensions of social networks // American Journal of Community Psychology. 1979. № 7 (3). Р. 263—277.
6. Kashani J. H, Shepperd J. A. Aggression in adolescents: The role of social support and personality // Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 1990. № 35. Р. 311—315.
7. Newcomb M. D. Social support and personal characteristics: A developmental and interactional perspective // Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. 1990. № 9 (1). Р. 54—68.