Social skills, friendship and happiness: a cross-cultural investigation.

  title={Social skills, friendship and happiness: a cross-cultural investigation.},
  author={Melikşah Demir and Jas Laile Jaafar and Nicholas Bilyk and Mohammad Raduan Mohd Ariff},
  journal={The Journal of social psychology},
  volume={152 3},
The present study investigated the associations between social skills, friendship quality, and happiness, and tested a mediational model positing that friendship quality would mediate the relationship between social skills and happiness among American and Malaysian college students. Although American students reported significantly higher levels of psychosocial well-being than Malaysian students, the study variables were positively associated with each other in both cultures. More importantly… CONTINUE READING
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