Relationship Strengths and Values in Same Sex and Cross Sex Friendships

Author: Ayesha Yousaf

Supervisor: Faiz Younas

Degree: BS

Year: 2010-2014

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The Present research compared same sex and cross sex friendships in the
context of relationship strength and values. It was hypothesized that
relationship strength and values would have significant difference between
same sex and cross sex friendships. The sample was composed of (N =
100) employees (males = 50, females = 50) with age range between 20 to
37 years (M = 26.58, SD = 3.87). Cross sectional research design was
used. Sample was drawn by using convenient sampling strategy from
different companies of Lahore. Relationship strength and relationship
values sub scales of The Acquaintance Description Form-F2 (Wright,
1997) were used to collect data. There was no significant difference in
relationship strength and values between male’s same sex and cross sex
friendships while there was a significant difference in female’s same sex
and cross sex friendships. The current research has implications in the
field of Social Psychology and Gender Studies.

Keywords: Relationship Strengths, Value, Friendships.

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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