Adolescent peer relationships and behavior problems predict young adults' communication on social networking websites.

@article{Mikami2010AdolescentPR,
  title={Adolescent peer relationships and behavior problems predict young adults' communication on social networking websites.},
  author={Amori Yee Mikami and David E Szwedo and Joseph P. Allen and Meredyth Anne Evans and Amanda L Hare},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={46-56}
}
This study examined online communication on social networking web pages in a longitudinal sample of 92 youths (39 male, 53 female). Participants' social and behavioral adjustment was assessed when they were ages 13-14 years and again at ages 20-22 years. At ages 20-22 years, participants' social networking website use and indicators of friendship quality on their web pages were coded by observers. Results suggested that youths who had been better adjusted at ages 13-14 years were more likely to… CONTINUE READING

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