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 The friends they have and the friends they want: desired friendship across the transition into adolescence.


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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Issuance: single unit

Date Created: Summer 2014

Date Issued: 2014

Publisher: Florida Atlantic University

Physical Form: Online Resource

Extent: 69 p.

Language(s): English

Summary: Previous studies of desired friendship have assessed desired friends withunilateral nominations (when one child chooses another child as a friend, but that friendnomination is not reciprocated). This calls into question the validity of findingssuggesting that children want to be friends with others who differ from themselves, butbefriend similar others by default (Sijtsema, Lindenberg, & Veenstra, 2010). The currentstudy concerns desired friendships among 195 girls and 147 boys in Grades 4 through 6.Two hypotheses were tested. The first hypothesis was that children will not choose thesame unilateral and desired friends. The second hypothesis was that children will be moresimilar to their reciprocal friends than to their unilateral and desired friends.Questionnaires measured desired friendship, friendship, and child characteristics. Bothhypotheses were supported. However, there were group-level differences. Theimportance of using desired friend nominations to measure desired friends is discussed.

Identifier: FA00004180 (IID)

Note(s): Includes bibliography.Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2014.

Subject(s): Friendship -- Social aspectsFriendship in adolescenceFriendship in childrenInterpersonal relations

Held by: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library

Sublocation: Boca Raton, Fla.

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00004180

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Owner Institution: FAU



Author: Bortman, Gilly, author Laursen, Brett Dr., Thesis advisor Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Degree grantor

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A13650



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