ERIC Number: EJ651471
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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Friendship and Attachment among Heterosexual and Sexual-Minority Youths: Does the Gender of Your Friend Matter?
Diamond, Lisa M.; Dube, Eric M.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v31 n2 p155-66 Apr 2002
Assessed gender and sexual orientation differences in the percentage of same-gender peers in youths' friendship networks, the gender of their best friends, and the degree of attachment to these friends. Results for 168 sexual minority and heterosexual youths show notable gender differences among the sexual minority youths, with female sexual minority youths reporting heightened participation in close same-gender friendships, while sexual minority male youths show the opposite pattern. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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