Close friendships in early and middle adolescence: Typology and friendship reasoning

Shmuel Shulman

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Abstract

Based on family systems theory, a typology of close friendships in adolescence is presented. Close friends' ability to negotiate closeness and separateness is different in early and middle adolescence. These differences are also reflected in partners' levels of friendship reasoning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-71
Number of pages17
JournalNew Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
Volume1993
Issue number60
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

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