This chapter describes key findings about the experience of friendships during adolescence and the influence of micro and macrocontexts on the quality of friendships. It demonstrates support for Sullivan's theory regarding the need for intimate peer relations but suggests that such a need is not limited to the preadolescent phase but extends throughout adolescence. The results also underscore the critical role of macrocontexts in adolescents' experiences of their friendships.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Adolescence and Beyond|
|Subtitle of host publication||Family Processes and Development|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|State||Published - May 24 2012|
- Peer relations
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