Journal of Association of Workers for Maladjusted Children 1978; 6(2):58-67
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The Development and Application of Sociometric Techniques for the Identification of Isolated and Rejected Children. A. MacMillan, L. Walker, R.F. Garside, I. Kolvin, I.M. Leitch and a.R. Nicol. Journal of Association of Workers for Maladjusted Children, Autumn 1978. Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 58-67.
A child's relationships with his peers may have crucial implications for his adjustment and academic achievement. There is indeed a substantial body of literature which points to a close association between inadequate social relationships and indices of maladjustment or disturbance. The nature of this relationship is complex and the precise causal direction is difficult to establish.