How Do Adolescent Friendships End and How Do Adolescents Experience and Interpret This Development?

Friendships become much more important during adolescence. Although puberty leads to a more stable friendship by age, some adolescents maintain their friendships steadily, while others end their relationships in a short time. Despite the potential significance of friendship breakdowns, little is known about the nature of their dissolution. Since losing a friend, who is a source of both instrumental and emotional support for individuals, means losing an important person, it is important to evaluate why adolescents' friendships deteriorate and what happens in this process. The aim of this study is to deal with the conflict situation, which is one of the factors affecting the deterioration of adolescents' friendships. The rates of deterioration in friendships, especially close ones, indicate that many adolescents struggle with this challenging task. In this context; The importance of friendship for adolescents, its functions and loss of friendship, the development process of friendship and the maintenance of relationships, reasons for conflict, conflict resolution strategies and adolescents' experiences are mentioned. Concessions from important friendship obligations such as trust, betrayal, jealousy in other relationships, help and closeness in friendships of adolescents constitute the causes of conflict. This review study contributes to understanding the reasons for the deterioration of adolescents' friendship relations and the effects of this situation on adolescents.

How Do Adolescent Friendships End and How Do Adolescents Experience and Interpret This Development?

Friendships become much more important during adolescence. Although puberty leads to a more stable friendship by age, some adolescents maintain their friendships steadily, while others end their relationships in a short time. Despite the potential significance of friendship breakdowns, little is known about the nature of their dissolution. Since losing a friend, who is a source of both instrumental and emotional support for individuals, means losing an important person, it is important to evaluate why adolescents' friendships deteriorate and what happens in this process. The aim of this study is to deal with the conflict situation, which is one of the factors affecting the deterioration of adolescents' friendships. The rates of deterioration in friendships, especially close ones, indicate that many adolescents struggle with this challenging task. In this context; The importance of friendship for adolescents, its functions and loss of friendship, the development process of friendship and the maintenance of relationships, reasons for conflict, conflict resolution strategies and adolescents' experiences are mentioned. Concessions from important friendship obligations such as trust, betrayal, jealousy in other relationships, help and closeness in friendships of adolescents constitute the causes of conflict. This review study contributes to understanding the reasons for the deterioration of adolescents' friendship relations and the effects of this situation on adolescents.
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  • ISSN: 1300-8811
  • Yayın Aralığı: Yılda 4 Sayı
  • Başlangıç: 1992
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