Activity: Academic Talks or Presentations › Invited talk › Research
In this talk Dr Rachel Maunder will be talking about children’s peer relationships at school, and the role that both friendship and aggression play in the peer group. In particular, she will discuss her research into the important role of reciprocal best friendship and friendship quality on the self-worth and peer identification in primary school children (aged 7-11). In addition, she will explore the peer relationships of children identified as aggressors, illustrating that bullying behaviour does not necessarily impact negatively on their friendships. Through the presentation she will argue for the need to take a contextual perspective to understanding peer relationships at school, recognising complexity in the roles children can assume in their social network.