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Stages of Relationship Development A Comparison of Offline and Online Friendship Qualities at Different

  title={Stages of Relationship Development A Comparison of Offline and Online Friendship Qualities at Different},
  author={D. Chan and Grand H. L. Cheng},
The present study was designed to compare offline and online friendship qualities at different stages of relationship development. The sample consisted of 162 Hong Kong Internet users. They were asked to think of two friends, one they knew through face-to-face interactions and one they knew through the Internet, and then describe the qualities of their offline and online friendships. Results revealed that offline friendships involved more interdependence, breadth, depth, code change… Expand
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