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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Positive peer influences

Overview

  • Influence: Positive peer influences
  • Domain: Classroom
  • Sub-Domain: Classroom influences
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to accelerate
  • Influence Definition: Positive peer influences is when one's peers influence them to do something positive or growth building. Such prosocial acts by peers have been shown to reduce risky behavior, including drug and alcohol abuse, and to improve mental health.

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 1
  • Number of studies: 12
  • Number of students: 0
  • Number of effects: 122
  • Effect size: 0.53

Meta-Analyses

Meta-Analyses
Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Evaluation in Education Ide, Parkerson, Haertel, & Walberg USA Peer Influences 1980 Peer influences on achievement 12 0 122 0.53
TOTAL/AVERAGE 12 0 122 0.53

Confidence

The Confidence is the average of these four measures, each divided into five approximately equal groups and assigned a value from 1 to 5 based on the following criteria:

  • Number of Meta-analyses
    • 1 = 1
    • 2 = 2–3
    • 3 = 4–6
    • 4 = 7–9
    • 5 = 10+
  • Number of Studies
    • 1 = 1–10
    • 2 = 11–50
    • 3 = 51–200
    • 4 = 201–400
    • 5 = 400+
  • Number of Students
    • 1 = 1–2,500
    • 2 = 2,501–10,000
    • 3 = 10,000–20,000
    • 4 = 20,000–100,000
    • 5 = 100,001+
  • Number of Effects
    • 1 = 1–100
    • 2 = 101–300
    • 3 = 301–600
    • 4 = 601–1,200
    • 5 = 1,200+
Confidences
Number of Meta-Analyses Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Overall Confidence
Confidence Factor 1 2 1 2 2
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