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Meter, Diana J.; Card, Noel A. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
Decades of research has assessed the benefits of children's and adolescents' friendships, but friendships among youth often dissolve within a matter of months or years. Studies have investigated predictors and consequences of friendship stability with the expectation that, in order for friendships to have a positive or negative influence on youth,…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Friendship, Meta Analysis
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Schneider, Barry H.; Woodburn, Sharon; del Pilar Soteras del Toro, Maria; Udvari, Stephen J. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2005
Harry Stack Sullivan maintained that competition between friends in early adolescence would generally destroy their friendship. Working with early adolescent samples in Canada, Costa Rica, and Cuba, we found that hypercompetitiveness--a form of competition involving the need to prove one?s own superiority--was linked with conflict between friends,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Adolescents, Cultural Differences