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peer group

a GROUP of individuals of equal status. The term is most generally applied to children and adolescents, who experience a very different influence on their SOCIALIZATION by interacting in groups of their own age, as compared to the hierarchical family experience. see also YOUTH CULTURE.
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To assess racial peer group selection, participants responded to five statements regarding a scenario that was developed for this study by the authors.
After formulating the peer group, financial and debt information was solicited from each county in the peer group.
Positive social behaviors predicted peer group acceptance but not friendship quality.
Cesarean section rates, hysterectomy rates per 1,000 members between 25 and 59 years, appropriateness of coronary angiography procedures, and other studies identify outlier performance that leads to quality evaluations by peer groups of the involved specialty.
Once the peer group is selected, the package can produce a Collection Counts report.
The Peer Group Analysis is one of the many tools that TruPoint Partners has developed to help banks, mortgage banks and credit unions better manage their lending compliance.
In her study of high-achieving African American high-school students, Fordham (1988) concluded that successful students are plagued with the burden of choosing between either social acceptance by peer group members or academic success.
Other findings included learning that black peer groups were smaller than white peer groups; black females reported the smallest number of friends in a peer group.
Deviant youth are prone to seek out other deviant youth, but the tendency to self-select into deviant peer groups does not fully account for the effect that the peer group has on exacerbating the problem.
They weight a small group of focused performance metrics to reflect the unique role of different executives; adjust compensation to reflect the relative performance of a company in its peer group in the marketplace; and link performance priorities with the unique cycle-time considerations of a company.
The authors of the articles on cultural diversity present research on school counselors' perception of biracial children, fostering multicultural student-citizens, and multicultural supervision peer group formats.
NACDS peer group--August 1999 August 1999 calculated value Annual % change NACDS peer group S&P 500 NACDS peer group S&P 500 1994 $100.