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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