Passionate friendships among adolescent sexual-minority women

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Psychology
Creator Diamond, Lisa
Title Passionate friendships among adolescent sexual-minority women
Date 2004-04-28
Description Abstract:Adolescent friendships containing the emotional intensity of romantic relationships, yet lacking sexual activity, have been documented in numerous cultures and historical periods. This research explores these relationships among contemporary young sexual-minority women. Phone interviews with 80 lesbian, bisexual, and unlabeled women between 18 and 25 years of age (M = 21.8, SD = 2.1) assessed characteristics of their closest adolescent friendships. Cluster analysis differentiated conventional from passionate friendships, the latter containing more characteristics of romantic relationships. Same-sex friendships were not more likely than cross-sex friendships to be classified as passionate, and passionate friendships were not disproportionately likely to involve sexual attraction. Same-sex passionate friendships were initiated at earlier ages than same-sex conventional friendships, and those that developed prior to a young woman's first same-sex sexual contact were less likely t
Type Text
Publisher Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Volume 10
Issue 2
First Page 191
Last Page 209
Subject Sexual attraction; Gender differences; Intimacy; Young; Love
Subject LCSH Teenagers; Friendship; Emotions
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Diamond, L. (2000). Passionate friendships among adolescent sexual-minority women. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 10(2), 191-209.
Rights Management (c) Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. contact LEA for permission to use or reprint is included.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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