Title: "We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided'. A dynamic analysis of the peer support networks in the Harry Potter books
Authors: Bossaert, Goele ×
Meidert, Nadine #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.
Series Title: Open Journal of Applied Sciences vol:3 issue:2 pages:174-185
Abstract: This research studied the concept of enacted peer support during adolescence by means of the Harry Potter Series. A network approach was used. Results indicated the importance of reciprocity and transitivity for enacted peer support during adolescence. Contrary to our expectations, gender, age and personality traits did not affect enacted peer support. No homophily effects based on gender and age were detected. However, students were found to be more supportive of students with similar personality traits. We hope this study adds to the current knowledge on peer support in adolescence and promotes the use of social theories and methods in literacy research.
ISSN: 2165-3917
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Parenting and Special Education
× corresponding author
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