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ERIC Number: EJ885956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
"We Were Best Friends, but...":Two Studies of Antipathetic Relationships Emerging from Broken Friendships
Casper, Deborah M.; Card, Noel A.
Journal of Adolescent Research, v25 n4 p499-526 2010
Antipathetic relationships and friendships are common during adolescence. One type of antipathetic relationship that has received no empirical attention is one that emerges from a broken friendship. Two studies, a reanalysis of N. A. Card's previously published data (Study 1) and newly collected data (Study 2), investigated this topic through mixed-methods analysis of emerging adults' retrospective reports of relationships during high school. Qualitative analyses revealed jealousy, incompatibility, intimacy-rule violations, and aggression as themes in the transformation of friendship to antipathy. Quantitative analyses revealed intimacy-rule violations in the formation; relational aggression, competition, and avoidance during the maintenance; and continued contact following high school as more common for former friends. These findings highlight the dynamic relations between friendship and antipathy. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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