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Antisocial Boys and Their Friends in Early Adolescence: Relationship Characteristics, Quality, and Interactional Process

Thomas J. Dishion, David W. Andrews and Lynn Crosby
Child Development
Vol. 66, No. 1 (Feb., 1995), pp. 139-151
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the Society for Research in Child Development
DOI: 10.2307/1131196
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1131196
Page Count: 13
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Antisocial Boys and Their Friends in Early Adolescence: Relationship Characteristics, Quality, and Interactional Process
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Abstract

This study examines the close friendships of early adolescent boys in relation to antisocial behavior. 186 13-14-year-old boys and their close friends were interviewed, assessed at school, and videotaped in a problem-solving task. Similarity was observed between the demographic characteristics and antisocial behavior of the boys and their close friends. There was a tendency for the close friends of antisocial boys to live within the same neighborhood block and to have met in unstructured, unsupervised activities. Direct observations of interactions with close friends revealed a reliable correlation between antisocial behavior, directives, and negative reciprocity. Positive interactions within the friendship were uncorrelated with antisocial behavior and relationship quality. Implications of these findings for clinical and developmental theory are discussed.

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