We questioned adolescents in Israel who wished to have a pen pal concerning their motives and their reasons for wanting such a relationship. Results showed that pen pal correspondence was more frequently sought during the earlier years of adolescence and particularly among girls. Adolescents' motives and reasons for wanting a pen pal suggested that such a correspondence may serve the growing need for a close and intimate friend as well as a search for an imaginary companion.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied
|Published - Jan 1994