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Patterns of Friendships among Mexican-origin Youth: Exploring the Role of Gender, Culture and Youth Well-being

Abstract During adolescence, friends are a central part of adolescents' daily lives, they serve as significant sources of emotional support and companionship (Keefe & Berndt, 1996; Way & Robinson, 2003) as well as provide opportunities to negotiate interpersonal conflicts and disagreements (Laursen & Pursell, 2009). This study was designed to examine the nature and correlates of friendships, capturing the multidimensional nature of these relationships. Specifically, three goals were proposed: (a) to use a pattern-analytic approach to identify different profiles of adolescents' friendships along three dimensions: intimacy, negativity, and involvement; (b) to examine linkages between profile membership and adolescents' cultural... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Rodriguez, Sue Annie (Author) / Updegraff, Kimberly (Advisor) / Umaña-Taylor, Adriana (Committee member) / Bradley, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / adolescence / friendships / Mexican-origin
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 76 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Family and Human Development 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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