Factors related to children's friendships have been empirically related to social development and social status. Identifying specific factors related to peer status is important for teachers and counselors in recognizing children at risk for behavior and emotional problems. 370 teachers' global opinions about the importance of factors associated with peer status were assessed through a statewide survey. Analysis indicated that social skills, physical attractiveness, and outgoingness were the most frequently cited factors contributing to students' social status. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
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