Gender Rules: Same- and Cross-Gender Friendships Norms

  title={Gender Rules: Same- and Cross-Gender Friendships Norms},
  author={Diane H Felmlee and Eli Sweet and H. Colleen Sinclair},
  journal={Sex Roles},
We examined the relationships between gender and attitudes towards same- and cross-gender friendship norms for a sample of 269 West Coast, U.S., college students. Participants evaluated violations of friendship norms described in vignettes in which the friend’s gender was experimentally manipulated. Women differentiated more between types of violations in their evaluations than did men. There also were several significant gender differences in approval of norm violations. As expected, women… Expand
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