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dc.contributor.authorBelbin, Wendy E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-09T17:31:44Z
dc.date.available2009-07-09T17:31:44Z
dc.date.issued2001-07-09T17:31:44Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/1777
dc.description.abstractDyadic friendShip' asymmetry was examined in relation to gender, friendship quality, and friendship status. Sixty-nine grade five children and their mutual, same-sex, friends participated in a laboratory session comprised ofvarious activities and completed questionnaires to identify mutual friends and evaluate friendship quality. Asymmetry of power was assessed observationally during an origami task. Variations in balance of power were evident in children's friendships. Boys' dyads had significantly greater levels of asymmetry than girls' dyads. Regardless of gender, asymmetry was associated with lower friendship quality, particularly as indexed by validation and caring and conflict resolution. Asymmetry was unrelated to differences in friendship status. Furthermore, relative individual power within the friendship was not related to individual perceptions offriendship quality. The implications ofthese findings in the theoretical and empirical literature were considered and suggestions for future research were made.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectFriendship--Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectFriendship in children--Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.titleAsymmetrical balance of power in preadolescents' mutual friendshipsen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Psychologyen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US


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