Friends and Peers

  • Gwyther Rees
Part of the Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research book series (CHIR, volume 18)


This chapter provides an overview of children’s views about the quality of their relationships with friends and classmates. It also looks at two aspects of negative peer experiences that children may have at school – being hit by other children and being socially excluded. These kinds of experiences have been found in many countries to have a notably negative association with children’s sense of well-being. As with the other thematic chapters the discussion here will focus on comparisons between countries and also on variations in children’s evaluations of their peer relationships and frequency of negative peer experiences according to age and gender.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gwyther Rees
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  1. 1.Social Policy Research UnitUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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