Abstract

Abstract:

Given the importance of social integration for promoting students' psychological flourishing and persistence, this paper explored predictors of emotional connection in close campus friendships. Within a sample of 2,739 undergraduates at 25 institutions, female students had stronger emotional connections with their close friends than did male students, and the weakest emotional connection occurred for male-male friendships. Several pre-college attributes and college experiences were also significant predictors. Implications for student affairs practice are discussed.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2381-2338
Print ISSN
0888-210X
Pages
pp. 50-67
Launched on MUSE
2018-04-18
Open Access
No
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