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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Issuance: single unit

Date Created: Spring 2014

Date Issued: 2014

Publisher: Florida Atlantic University

Physical Form: Online Resource

Extent: 79 p.

Language(s): English

Summary: Adolescent friendships are critical for adjustment but are extremely unstable.Dyadic characteristics may put friendships at risk for dissolution, whereas individualcharacteristics may put individuals at risk for participating in unstable friendships. Thepresent study examines whether dyadic or individual school-related characteristicspredict rates of adolescent friendship dissolution. A sample of 410 adolescents (n=201 males, 209 females; M age=13.20 years) participated in 573 reciprocated friendships originating in the 7th grade which were followed from 8th-12th grade. Discrete-time survival analyses evaluated grade 7 dyadic and individual characteristics (sex, age, ethnicity, number of friends, peer acceptance, peer rejection, leadership, and school competence) as predictors of the occurrence and timing of friendship dissolution.Dissimilarity in sex, peer acceptance, and school competence and similarity inleadership predicted higher rates of friendship dissolution; individual characteristics were not significant predictors. Adolescents seeking friendships with more skilled individualsrisk suffering the downside of dissimilarity, namely dissolution.

Identifier: FA00004120 (IID)

Note(s): Includes bibliography.Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2014.

Subject(s): Adolescent psychologyEmotions in adolescenceFriendship in adolescenceInterpersonal relations in adolescenceSelf esteem in adolescenceYouth -- Social networks

Held by: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library

Sublocation: Boca Raton, Fla.

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00004120

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Owner Institution: FAU

Author: Hartl, Amy C., author Laursen, Brett Dr., Thesis advisor Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Degree grantor

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A13458


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