Same- and cross-sex friendships and the psychology of homosociality

  title={Same- and cross-sex friendships and the psychology of homosociality},
  author={S. Rose},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  • S. Rose
  • Published 1985
  • Psychology
  • Sex Roles
The present study investigated the homosocial preferences and the functions, formation, and maintenance characteristics of same- and cross-sex friendships for a sample of 90 young adults, ages 20 to 28 years. Single women and married participants of both sexes evidenced a definite preference for same-sex friendships. The expectations associated with same-sex friendship functioning were found to be similar for both sexes. Cross-sex friendships were reported by both women and men as providing… Expand
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