A DESCRIPTION OF AN INFORMAL STRUCTURE OF A CLASS AS AN IMPETUS FOR DEVELOPING STUDENTS’ S SAFETY
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The main aim of this paper was to become familiar with an informal structure of a third grade class of Junior Secondary School no. 19 in Cracow and its determinants and influence on safety in a particular school group. The research included 21 students of III b class (10 girls and 11 boys), aged 15. The following research techniques have been used: the sociometric method, the test of physical fitness, an analysis of school documents, an interview. In the light of obtained results it can be concluded that physical fitness in the third grade of Junior Secondary School exerts significant influence on a student’s popularity and using sociometric tests is essential for the form teacher to become familiar with social situation in the classroom. It is recommended to introduce educational measures with respect to students who have been rejected. This aims to improve their image in the investigated third grade class of Junior Secondary School, especially of the student who was ranked last in the sociometric test.
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