Children's Conceptions of Friendship: A Multimethod Study of Developmental Changes.

@article{Furman1984ChildrensCO,
  title={Children's Conceptions of Friendship: A Multimethod Study of Developmental Changes.},
  author={Wyndol Furman and Karen Linn Bierman},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={1984},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={925-931}
}
Although previous research has examined the development of children's conceptions of friendship, two major limitations currently exist. First, previous investigators have relied principally on a single methodological approach-the open-ended interview. Second, little is known about children's expectations of other peer relationships or how friendship expectations are distinguished from them. These two issues were addressed in the present study by administering second-, fourth-, and sixth-grade… CONTINUE READING

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