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The Company They Keep : Friendships in Childhood and Adolescence - William M. Bukowski

The Company They Keep

Friendships in Childhood and Adolescence

By: William M. Bukowski (Editor), Andrew F. Newcomb (Editor), Willard W. Hartup (Editor)

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Published: 17th August 1998
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Friendship is one of life's most essential and rewarding forms of interaction. It is a feature of every culture and most persons interact with their friends on a daily basis. Thus far, most research on the subject of friendship has concentrated on peer acceptance, dyadic properties and the contribution that friendship makes to development and adjustment. There has been little exploration of friendship's role in a child's social and emotional growth. The Company They Keep pioneers this area. This book provides a forum in which a group of internationally recognized scholars, active in the study of friendship, presents the major conceptual issues, themes, and findings from their research. The authors describe the theoretical and empirical context, and the goals of their own research programmes. They discuss current research and the methodological strategies adopted for studying friendship relations. A variety of topics is explored, including cultural variations in children's and adolescents' friendships, the association between friendship and cognitive and personality development, the effect of friendship on adjustment, and the links between experience within the family and relationships with friends. The authors also express their views on future directions for such research. This book will appeal to developmental psychologists, researchers, and students. It will also provide a solid reference work for social psychologists, sociologists, and social workers concerned with interpersonal relationships.

'Friendship is one of life's most essential and rewarding forms of interpersonal relations, and is a key feature in every culture on Earth ... This book is the first multi-authored volume presenting a current forum on friendship since the early 1980s, and as such represents an important contribution to the discipline ... Recommended for all levels of readers.' Choice

Friendships and their significance in childhood and adolescence: introduction and comment
The Nature of Friendship, its Measurement and Development
Amicitia, drujba, shin-yu, philia, freund, friendship: on the cultural diversity of a human relationship
The measurement of friendship perceptions: conceptual and methodological issues
The earliest friendships
Determinants of friendship selection and quality: developmental perspectives Frances
Interdependence of Relationship Systems
Parents' interpersonal relationships and children's friendships
Individual differences in friendship quality: links to child-mother attachment
Need fulfilment, interpersonal competence, and the developmental contexts of early adolescent friendship
Closeness and conflict in adolescent peer relationships: interdependence with friends and romantic partners
Friendship and its Relations to Other Aspects of Development
Cooperation, close relationships, and cognitive development
Friendship and morality: (how) are they related?
Friendships of maltreated children and adolescents: contexts for expressing and modifying relationship history
Friendship and Adaption
The developmental significance of children's friendship relations
Linkages between friendship and adjustment during early school transitions
Exploring the effects of friendship quality on social development
Distinguishing friendship from acceptance: implications for intervention and assessment
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ISBN: 9780521627252
ISBN-10: 0521627257
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 17th August 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.64