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|Title:||Cross-sex friendship and happiness||Authors:||Procsal, A. D.
|Issue Date:||2015||Publisher:||Springer Netherlands||Abstract:||Established research has shown that friendship is an important correlate of happiness. Yet, these studies did not directly examine the relationship between cross-sex friendship and happiness. Thus, the studies reported in this chapter aimed to investigate the association of cross-sex friendship with happiness. The first study revealed that cross-sex friendship quality and happiness are positively correlated, regardless of how happiness was assessed (e.g., affective, global). The second study showed that cross-sex friendship-happiness association is similar among emerging adults in Turkey and the U.S. The third study provided additional support for a positive relationship between cross-sex friendship quality and happiness, as it revealed that cross-sex friendship quality predicted unique variance in happiness above and beyond the role of personality for both U.S. and Turkish samples. Collectively, the studies have shown that cross-sex friendship quality is a reliable correlate of happiness. Findings were evaluated in light of theory and directions for future research were provided. © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015.||URI:||https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9603-3_10
|Appears in Collections:||Psikoloji Bölümü / Department of Psychology|
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