Friendship and happiness among young adults

Meliksah Demir, Haley Orthel-Clark, Metin Özdemir, Sevgi Bayram Özdemir

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Abstract

In recent years, relationship scientists have made significant contributions to our understanding of the relation between friendship and happiness. Within this chapter, we will review empirical evidence that highlights friendship as a consistent and robust correlate of happiness among young adults. In addition to reviewing prominent indices of friendship (e.g. quantity, quality, satisfaction) that are often addressed within the literature, we will touch on issues such as the degree to which friendship is important for one’s happiness. For example, researchers have shown that in some contexts, the contributions of friendship are dependent upon variables such as romantic relationship status or familial support. Thus, we present evidence that allows one to evaluate the relative importance of friendship for happiness, taking various other factors into account. Additionally, we have provided a review of proposed future directions that may support continued growth of the field, allowing for a more enriched understanding of the link between friendship and happiness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFriendship and Happiness: Across The Life-Span and Cultures
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages117-135
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9789401796033, 9789401796026
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Best friendship
  • Friendship quality
  • Friendship quantity
  • Friendship satisfaction
  • Happiness
  • Same-sex friendship
  • Young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Demir, M., Orthel-Clark, H., Özdemir, M., & Özdemir, S. B. (2015). Friendship and happiness among young adults. In Friendship and Happiness: Across The Life-Span and Cultures (pp. 117-135). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9603-3_7

Friendship and happiness among young adults. / Demir, Meliksah; Orthel-Clark, Haley; Özdemir, Metin; Özdemir, Sevgi Bayram.

Friendship and Happiness: Across The Life-Span and Cultures. Springer Netherlands, 2015. p. 117-135.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Demir, M, Orthel-Clark, H, Özdemir, M & Özdemir, SB 2015, Friendship and happiness among young adults. in Friendship and Happiness: Across The Life-Span and Cultures. Springer Netherlands, pp. 117-135. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9603-3_7
Demir M, Orthel-Clark H, Özdemir M, Özdemir SB. Friendship and happiness among young adults. In Friendship and Happiness: Across The Life-Span and Cultures. Springer Netherlands. 2015. p. 117-135 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9603-3_7
Demir, Meliksah ; Orthel-Clark, Haley ; Özdemir, Metin ; Özdemir, Sevgi Bayram. / Friendship and happiness among young adults. Friendship and Happiness: Across The Life-Span and Cultures. Springer Netherlands, 2015. pp. 117-135
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