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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).
However, peer rejection was measured sociometrically using peer nomination, which is generally used to assess social rank among peers.
The analysis of the differences of percentages between liked, rejected, and neglected adolescents according to their social interaction style will allow us to: (a) identify the prevalence of sociometrically "typical" students " (liked-prosocial and rejected-aggressive); (b) carry out an analysis of the sociometrically "untypical" adolescents (liked-with social anxiety, rejected-prosocial, neglected-prosocial); and (c) to study in more depth the analysis of the neglected students, the sociometric group that has received the least attention.