Correlates of cross-sex friendship satisfaction in Hong Kong adolescents

Sum Kwing CHEUNG, Catherine MCBRIDE-CHANG

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Abstract

During adolescence, the number of cross-sex friends increases dramatically. This study focused on correlates of adolescents' cross-sex friendship satisfaction. Three hundred and twenty Hong Kong secondary four (10th grade) students were asked to rate their best cross-sex friends on the Friendship Satisfaction Scale (Tsuzuki & Matsui, 2000). Masculinity, school type, total number of cross-sex friends, and both generic and unique friendship motives significantly explained 48.9% of adolescents' satisfaction with their cross-sex friends. Thus, variables ranging from individual traits to opportunity structures can all be useful in understanding adolescents' cross-sex friendship development. Copyright © 2007 The International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-27
JournalInternational Journal of Behavioral Development
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

Citation

Cheung, S. K., & McBride-Chang, C. (2007). Correlates of cross-sex friendship satisfaction in Hong Kong adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 31(1), 19-27. doi: 10.1177/0165025407073532

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Cross-sex friendships
  • Femininity
  • Friendship motives
  • Friendship satisfaction
  • Masculinity

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