The glass partition: Obstacles to cross-sex friendships at work

  title={The glass partition: Obstacles to cross-sex friendships at work},
  author={Kim M. Elsesser and L. A. Peplau},
  journal={Human Relations},
  pages={1077 - 1100}
This study explores cross-sex friendships within the professional workplace and examined the impact of the workplace environment and heightened awareness of sexual harassment on cross-sex friendship formation. Results from interviews with 41 professionals suggest the existence of obstacles to developing cross-sex friendships at work. Specifically, these professionals worried that their cross-sex friends would misinterpret their friendliness as romantic or sexual interest, that their co-workers… Expand

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