ERIC Number: EJ402850
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Age and Sex Role Differences in Intimate Friendships during Childhood and Adolescence.
Jones, Gerald E.; Dembo, Myron H.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, v35 n4 p445-62 Oct 1989
Studied intimacy in best friendships of 217 children of 8-14 years. Results showed that: (1) intimacy between best friends was relatively low at age 8, but increased in late childhood; (2) some components of intimacy developed before others; and (3) females and androgynous males formed a homogeneous high intimacy group. (RJC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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