ERIC Number: EJ439219
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Forms and Functions of Intimate Play in Personal Relationships.
Baxter, Leslie A.
Human Communication Research, v18 n3 p336-63 Mar 1992
Investigates intimate play in college students' same-sex friendships and opposite-sex romantic relationships. Derives a typology of eight play forms, and finds playfulness a strong correlate of relationship closeness. Finds differences among the eight play forms on the functions of indexing intimacy, lessening interpersonal risk, distancing self from the interaction, and conflict management. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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