ERIC Number: EJ593728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Adolescent Friendship Pairs: Similarities in Identity Status Development, Behaviors, Attitudes, and Intentions.
Akers, James F.; Jones, Randall M.; Coyl, Diana D.
Journal of Adolescent Research, v13 n2 p178-201 Apr 1998
This study assessed best friends' similarities in identity status and related behaviors, attitudes, and intentions for 1,159 high school students. Questionnaire responses indicated that mutually identified best friends shared distinct similarities in ego identity. Findings replicated those of existing investigations of friendship attitude and behavioral characteristics and extended friendship similarities into psychosocial contexts. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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