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sociometry

 [so″se-om´ĕ-tre]
the branch of sociology concerned with the measurement of human behavior.

so·ci·om·e·try

(sō'sē-om'ĕ-trē),
The study of interpersonal relationships in a group.
[socio- + G. metron, measure]

sociometry

(sō″s(h)ē-om′ĕ-trē) [ socio- + -metry]
The measurement of social behaviors.
sociometric (sō″s(h)ē-ŏ-me′trik), adjective
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Following students in a MBA program, they found that changes in sociometric status from pre-graduation to post-graduation corresponded to changes in the MBA students' social well-being.
Another form of sociometric segmentation is directing health promotion messages toward social isolates.
Predicting children's sociometric status from their behavior.
Aggression and sociometric status among peers: Do gender and type of aggression matter?
Once the youth signed consents, they completed sociometric ratings of all of the other youth in the home.
To evaluate these hypotheses, I conducted a sociometric survey among four high-tech entrepreneurial organizations in Silicon Valley during the summer and autumn 1999.
This study focused on the relationship between both achievement level and diagnostic label and sociometric status and self-image of students in Dutch elementary education.
In the spring and fall, teachers used the CBS to rate their kindergarten children, and sociometric measures were administered to children.
The item-by-item analysis revealed that teachers lack competence in the use of checklist to record observation of specific behaviour of pupils; the use of conferences to learn specific interests of individual pupils; the use of anecdotal records in group discussion and the ability to use sociometric device to observe changes in social structure of the group.
If there are several good possibilities, the director can help the group make a sociometric choice by designating several areas of the room, each representing a possible topic.
This may take the form of a sociometric analysis where members of a group are asked who they talk to about work-related issues.
Nowicki and Duke (1994) reported that performance on the original DANVA improves with age and is related to indices of social adjustment such as an internal locus of control, self-esteem, and classroom sociometric status, but not to measures of intelligence.