Tutkija(t): Joanna C. Yau, Stephanie M. Reich
Toteutusorganisaatio: School of Education, University of California - Irvine, USA
Sijainti verkossa: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40894-017-0059-y
Julkaisun tyyppi: Vertaisarvioidut tieteelliset julkaisut
Today’s youth often connect with friends online. Although decades of research have explored the core qualities of face-to-face friendships, less is known about how these qualities differ when friends interact via technology. Through a synthesis of research on friendship in digital spaces, we examine whether the core qualities of face-to-face friendships are evident in cyberspace. Six key components of friendships were identified from the large canon of research on friendships and studies that addressed these topics (i.e., self-disclosure, validation, companionship, instrumental support, conflict, and conflict resolution) were reviewed. The findings suggest that, while peer interactions in online spaces may be novel, the core qualities of friendships identified in research on offline spaces persist. Future research directions are identified.
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