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Prediction of life satisfaction on the basis of indicators of friendship quality in late adolescence


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Ratković, Ana. (2010). Prediction of life satisfaction on the basis of indicators of friendship quality in late adolescence. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Kamenov, Željka].

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The aim of this study was to test in witch degree attributes of friendship relationships in late adolescence determine the degree of life satisfaction. The problem which we wished to explore was to determine gender differences in the possibility of prediction of life satisfaction in late adolescence on the basis of relevant attributes of the participants, objective attributes of friendship relationships and self-disclosure, intimacy and attachment in the close friendship relationship as indicators of friendship quality. Attachment dimensions were examined (anxiety and avoidance), dimensions of intimacy (knowing a friend, self-sufficiency of a friendship, confidence and loyalty) and self-disclosure dimensions (amount, depth, honesty, intent and positive/negative self-disclosure). The study included 274 participants (117 males and 157 females) aged between 18 and 25. Attachment was determined using the modification of Brennan's Inventory of Close Relationships (Kamenov and Jelić, 2003), intimacy using Sharabany Intimacy Scale (1994, adapted by Lacković-Grgin and Valčić, 2000), for self-disclosure testing The Revised Scale of Self-Disclosure (Wheelees and Grotz, 1976) was applied, while life satisfaction was measured using Life Satisfaction Scale (Penezić, 2002). Results have shown that significant predictors of life satisfaction among males were avoidance of closeness, positive/negative self-disclosure, intent of self-disclosure and love status (are you currently involved in a romantic relationship). Significant predictors of life satisfaction among women were anxiety in a relationship, positive/negative self-disclosure and confidence and loyalty as a dimension of intimacy.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: friendship quality, life satisfaction, attachment, intimacy, self-disclosure
Subjects: Psychology > Razvojna psihologija
Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Kamenov, Željka
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2011 15:47
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:20

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