Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. George L. Wilber


One of the most potent influences during the adolescent years is the power of group approval. The youth becomes subject to the conventions of his age group. By discovering the effect of various peer group experiences on the adolescent, schools and other character development agencies can better understand and guide the behavior of adolescents into socially responsible directions.


A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate Division the University of Omaha In Partial Fulfullment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright George Arthur Smith August, 1957.

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