Friendships of Women and of Men

  title={Friendships of Women and of Men},
  author={Robert R. Bell},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={402 - 417}
  • R. Bell
  • Published 1981
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Women Quarterly
This study examines the responses of four groups of persons as to their feelings about friendship and aloneness. The four groups are defined on the basis of gender and their Conventionality vs. Nonconventionality of values and attitudes toward life. It was found that the friendships of women are more personal and emotionally based than those of men. It is suggested that Nonconventional women and men may have more in common than do Conventional and Nonconventional women or men. 
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