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Volume 2, Issue 2 (1973)

Assessing Peer Relations With the Ohio School Acceptance Scale

pp. 50—54

The Ohio Social Acceptance Scale represents a highly useful and effective means of assessing the extent to which children accept their peers and are, in turn, accepted by them. The scale (see below) is comprised of a six-point continuum and represents a refinement and extension of the widely used sociometric “test” of social choice and rejection. The scale discriminates between six degrees of social distance, three accepting, one noncommittal, and two rejective. Definitive explanations of the six rating categories (sociometric criteria) are presented to each subject, who is thereby able to understand the nature and significance of the values available for him to assign to his group mates.

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