ERIC Number: EJ591875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Friendship Qualities and Social-Emotional Functioning of Adolescents with Close, Cross-Sex Friendships.
Kuttler, Ami Flam; La Greca, Annette M.; Prinstein, Mitchell J.
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v9 n3 p339-66 1999
Examined significance of close, cross-sex friendships to socioemotional functioning of tenth through twelfth graders. Found that having close, cross-sex friend was common and increased with age. Adolescents reported more companionship in same- versus cross-sex friendships. There were sex and age differences in support from cross- versus same-sex friendships. Having close, cross-sex friends was associated with lower perceived social acceptance. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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