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Adult Friendship

Adult Friendship

  • Rosemary Blieszner - Virginia Tech, USA, Virgina Tech University, USA
  • Rebecca G. Adams - University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, USA, Roosevelt University, Chicago, USA, Barat College, Lake Forest, IL, Indiana University Northwest, USA, Elmhurst College, USA

July 1992 | 148 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A topic relevant to everyone - friendship - is explored in this volume, the first in the SAGE Series on Close Relationships. It presents a thoughtful statement about what we know, and have yet to learn, concerning adults' friendships.

The authors discuss state-of-the-art research on the interplay between social structure, individual disposition and dynamic processes of friendship, and findings on both similarities and differences across adult lifecourse stages. They provide a theoretical framework, incorporating both sociological and psychological perspectives. Using this framework, they offer a new and integrative model of friendship to synthesize research, identify gaps in the literature, scrutinize methods used and produce a map for future research.

An Integrative Model of Friendship
History of Friendship and Friendship Research
The Internal Structure of Friendship
Friendship Processes
Phases of Friendship
Adult Friendship Intervention

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ISBN: 9780803936737

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