Interractions between Temperament and Expectations of Classmates as Predictors of Social Support amongst Lower Secondary School Girls



One hundred thirty six lower secondary school girls were interviewed to find out how interactions between their temperaments, and what their classmate's expected of their general behaviors, generally predicted social support levels. An important part of this study is the testing of the Goodness-of-Fit "model. Results indicate that the better the fit between classmate's demands and the student's temperament, in terms of mood and distractibility, the more social support they have tended to have in class. Implications of the results would indicate that paying attention to schoolwork tasks, and having a positive disposition is important for getting social support from classmates.


Goodness-of-Fit model, social support, temperament, school psychology

Full Text:



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Please contact the Chief Editor for any inquiries about the journal. For any technical difficulties please contact our technical support.


eISSN : 2289-4535

ISSN : 1675-8161