Poster Title (Current Submission)

The Dissolution of Close, Same-sex Friendships

Major(s)

Communication Studies

Minor(s)

Psychology

Mentor Name

Steve Duck

Mentor Department

Communication Studies

Presentation Date

3-26-2011

Abstract

This study was designed to identify the effects of certain transgressions as a result of the duration of the friendship, the sex of the parties involved as well as the similarities in the types of transgressions that lead to the demise of close friendships and romantic relationships. Analysis of the data revealed that more women than men experienced the dissolution of a close, same-sex friendship, it did not take a transgression of more intense severity to break-up a friendship of longer duration , and the same types of transgressions break-up male and female friendships.

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The Dissolution of Close, Same-sex Friendships

This study was designed to identify the effects of certain transgressions as a result of the duration of the friendship, the sex of the parties involved as well as the similarities in the types of transgressions that lead to the demise of close friendships and romantic relationships. Analysis of the data revealed that more women than men experienced the dissolution of a close, same-sex friendship, it did not take a transgression of more intense severity to break-up a friendship of longer duration , and the same types of transgressions break-up male and female friendships.