Attachment, Social Information Processing, and Friendship Quality of Early Adolescent Girls and Boys.

@article{Dwyer2010AttachmentSI,
  title={Attachment, Social Information Processing, and Friendship Quality of Early Adolescent Girls and Boys.},
  author={Kathleen M Dwyer and Bridget Kay Fredstrom and Kenneth H. Rubin and Cathryn Booth-Laforce and Linda Rose-Krasnor and Kim B Burgess},
  journal={Journal of social and personal relationships},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={91-116}
}
Sixth-graders (N = 223; 109 girls) completed questionnaires assessing their attachment security with their mothers and fathers, their social information processing (SIP) when faced with ambiguously caused hypothetical negative events involving a close friend, and the quality of the relationship with that friend. Aspects of more maladaptive SIP were significantly related to lower levels of security. The overall pattern of results did not provide strong evidence for mediation, although boys… CONTINUE READING

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