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 (sō′sē-ŏm′ĭ-trē, -shē-)
The quantitative study of interpersonal relationships in populations, especially the study and measurement of preferences.

so′ci·o·met′ric (-ō-mĕt′rĭk) adj.


(Sociology) the study of sociological relationships, esp of preferences, within social groups
sociometric adj
ˌsociˈometrist n


(ˌsoʊ siˈɒm ɪ tri, ˌsoʊ ʃi-)

the measurement of attitudes of social acceptance or rejection through expressed preferences among members of a social grouping.
so`ci•o•met′ric (-əˈmɛ trɪk) adj.


the measurement of attitudes of social acceptance or rejection among members of a social grouping. — sociometrist, n. — sociometric, adj.
See also: Mankind
the measurement of social attitudes within a group by sampling expressions of social acceptance or rejection. — sociometrist, n. — sociometrie, adj.
See also: Society
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Noun1.sociometry - the quantitative study of social relationships
sociology - the study and classification of human societies
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If so, this may be a reflection of the fact that sociometrically popular children are often considered to demonstrate higher levels of social competence and social skills than their less-popular counterparts (Gifford-Smith & Brownell, 2003).
Howes found that children tend to choose friends from among same-sexed peers (1988), and that although popular kindergartners have some friends who are sociometrically rejected, by third grade popular children tend to have almost exclusively nonrejected friends (1990).
The concurrent and predictive validity of sociometrically assessed peer acceptance is, in part, related to its remarkable stability (Bonney, 1943; Coie & Dodge, 1983; Roff et al.