Analysis on The Relationship Between Centralities on Social Networks and Student characteristics
It is important to manage the classes to grasp the relationships of students within the class and to assign
appropriate roles. However, long-term observation is necessary to grasp them. In this research, we apply analytical methods
of complex networks to social networks inside classes based on data such as human relationships inside the class. More
specifically, we seek the centrality of students on the social network and quantitatively grasp the position of social standing
within the class of the student. Furthermore, the correlation between the centrality and characteristics such as division
activity and subject preference is obtained. Through these methods, we aim to establish a method of acquiring knowledge
that can clarify the characteristics of students who are key points in the class and improve the efficiency of class
administration. In the experiment, we reconstructed the social network of the class based on the human relations of the class,
preference of the subject, questionnaire such as club activity, and requested centralities. Next, correlation coefficients
between those centralities and preferences of subjects and activity status of club activities were obtained. As a result, there
was a tendency that the participation in the cultural club activity and the centrality of the students whose Japanese subjects,
Social studies are good subjects were higher. In the future, it is shown that by increasing the number of samples and
increasing the reliability, it is possible to estimate the characteristics of students that can become the center in the class.
Keywords - Social Network Analysis, Classroom Management.