Friendship and Gender: Perspectives of Professional Men and Women

@article{Sapadin1988FriendshipAG,
  title={Friendship and Gender: Perspectives of Professional Men and Women},
  author={Linda A. Sapadin},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  year={1988},
  volume={5},
  pages={387 - 403}
}
  • Linda A. Sapadin
  • Published 1988
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
Same- and cross-sex friendships of 156 professional men and women were investigated using a self-report questionnaire consisting of rating scales and open-ended questions. Results indicated that while both sexes viewed the characteristics of an ideal friendship in similar ways, their actual experiences of friendships differed. Women's same-sex friendships were rated higher for overall quality, intimacy, enjoyment and nurturance. Men, on the other hand, rated their cross-sex friendships higher… Expand

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