Affective and Instrumental Dimensions of Best, Equal, and Unequal Friendships
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This research examines the extent to which subjects discriminate among their equal, unequal, and best friendships on the basis of values exchanged—stimulation, ego support, and utility—and perceived attraction of the other—physical, task, and intimate. Implications of these results for research on communication in friendship are discussed.
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Central States Speech Journal, v. 37, issue 2, p. 90-101
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Rawlins, William K.; Leibowitz, Kenneth; and Bochner, Arthur P., "Affective and Instrumental Dimensions of Best, Equal, and Unequal Friendships" (1986). Communication Faculty Publications. 45.