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Version 1.2 – Updated June 2023

Students feeling disliked


  • Influence: Students feeling disliked
  • Domain: Classroom
  • Sub-Domain: Classroom climate
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Likely to have a negative impact
  • Influence Definition: Students who perceive that they are disliked by peers or teachers are likely to have lower levels of achievement and are preferred less by teachers.


  • Number of meta-analyses: 1
  • Number of studies: 5
  • Number of students: 1,776
  • Number of effects: 5
  • Weighted mean effect size: -0.26
  • Robustness index: 1


Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Developmental Psychology Card USA Antipathetic relationships in child and adolescent development: A meta-analytic review and recommendations for an emerging area of study 2010 Students feeling disliked in class 5 1,776 5 -0.26
TOTAL/AVERAGE 5 1,776 5 -0.26
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