2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/25918
Title:
It's important to be nice, but it's nicer to be important: girls, popularity and sexual competition
Authors:
Duncan, Neil
Abstract:
A multi-method project was conducted in a Local Education Authority (LEA) in the north of England. The relationships between girls' friendships, bullying, school attendance and transfer were explored through documentary analysis, LEA school admission statistics, group interviews and q-sort technique. This paper reports selectively on those elements of the study that focussed on girls' popularity in high school. The qualitative data indicated that these girls thought their relationships altered once they settled in at secondary school, changing from an intimate dyadic same-sex friendship to a more fluid and strategic set of relationships set within a context of heteronormativity. The participants in the study expressed great interest in discussing and analysing personality and relationships through the research activities, and the author suggests such techniques might be valuable to explore these issues in regular Sex and Relationship Education lessons.
Citation:
Sex Education Sexuality Society and Learning , 4 (2): 137-152
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Sex Education Sexuality Society and Learning
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/25918
DOI:
10.1080/14681810410001678329
Additional Links:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/14681810410001678329
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
14681811
Appears in Collections:
Learning in Classrooms, Schools and Communities

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Neil-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-14T09:28:12Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-14T09:28:12Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationSex Education Sexuality Society and Learning , 4 (2): 137-152en
dc.identifier.issn14681811-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14681810410001678329-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/25918-
dc.description.abstractA multi-method project was conducted in a Local Education Authority (LEA) in the north of England. The relationships between girls' friendships, bullying, school attendance and transfer were explored through documentary analysis, LEA school admission statistics, group interviews and q-sort technique. This paper reports selectively on those elements of the study that focussed on girls' popularity in high school. The qualitative data indicated that these girls thought their relationships altered once they settled in at secondary school, changing from an intimate dyadic same-sex friendship to a more fluid and strategic set of relationships set within a context of heteronormativity. The participants in the study expressed great interest in discussing and analysing personality and relationships through the research activities, and the author suggests such techniques might be valuable to explore these issues in regular Sex and Relationship Education lessons.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/14681810410001678329en
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectEnglanden
dc.subjectFriendshipsen
dc.subjectBullyingen
dc.subjectSchool attendanceen
dc.subjectSecondary educationen
dc.subjectSocial learning-
dc.subjectCompetitive Behaviour-
dc.titleIt's important to be nice, but it's nicer to be important: girls, popularity and sexual competitionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSex Education Sexuality Society and Learningen
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