GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ADOLESCENT FRIENDSHIPS AND CONFLICTS AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA.

AUTHOR: NWADUKWE, ANTHONIA NDALAKU

DEPARTMENT:  EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS

AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA

Adolescent friendships and conflicts are complex social interactions embracing a wide range of issues, strategies and outcomes. Friendship is a close and trusted relationship characterized by interactions and displays of affection and goodwill. It has the advantage of making a person feel full and whole as against feeling depressed and worthless. Not having friends is often associated with loneliness, emptiness and an overall sense of meaninglessness in life. Adolescents need the goodwill of friends to develop courage, confidence and self esteem so as to avoid being lonely and consequently developing an unfortunate state of having a perpetual grudge against the world. In fact one of the greatest gifts adolescents can possess is the ability to make friends thus making friendship inevitable in their lives.

 

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