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A longitudinal study of friendship development.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3989674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
At 3-week intervals during their first term at the university, 84 male and female freshman completed questionnaires regarding their relationships with two same-sex individuals whom they had just met. Results showed that dyads which successfully developed into close friendships by the end of the fall school term differed behaviorally and attitudinally from dyads that did not progress. As the friendships developed, the intimacy level of dyadic interaction accounted for an increasing percentage of the variance in ratings of friendship intensity beyond that accounted for by the sheer quantity of interaction. Ratings of relationship benefits were consistently positively correlated with friendship intensity and increased as the relationship progressed. There were no differences in ratings of relationship costs between close and nonclose friends. Dyadic behavior patterns and attitude ratings at the end of the fall school term were good predictors of friendship status 3 months later. Motivational and situational factors were also correlated with friendship outcomes.
R B Hays
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality and social psychology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0022-3514     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Publication Date:  1985 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-06-14     Completed Date:  1985-06-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014171     Medline TA:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  909-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Interpersonal Relations*
Longitudinal Studies
Object Attachment
Sex Factors
Time Factors
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