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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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PERON, Suellen Ibrahim; GUIMARAES, Luisa Schivek  and  SOUZA, Luciana Karine de. Friendship in adolescence and college admission. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.10, n.3, pp. 664-681. ISSN 1808-4281.

This study investigated friendship in youngsters that had just been admitted into college. The friendship aspects under study were: frequency of friends, presence of a best friend, origin, duration, influence from other contexts of interaction (family, romance, school), frequency of contact and presence of extra-best friends. The sample was composed of 24 adolescents, from 16 to 17 years-old, registered in major courses at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, in Porto Alegre, south of Brazil, comprising diverse areas of knowledge. The study aims at contributing to a better understanding of this peculiar life-phase for some adolescents - admission into college. In addition to that, this study brings about possibilities concerning future investigations that evince a better understanding about this research and intervention topic.

Keywords : Friendship; Adolescent; College; Development.

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