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Twins and Friendship

Thorpe, Karen J. (2003) Twins and Friendship. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 6(6), pp. 532-535.

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Abstract

A growing body of literature asserts the importance of friendships for a child's emotional wellbeing, behavioural adjustment and developmental attainment. However, few studies have examined friendships in the twin situation. This paper examines the literature on friendships among children who are twins and asks two questions: (1) What are the implications of the twin situation for friendship formation? (2) How can the twin situation inform theoretical knowledge concerning friendship formation in the general population? The discussion examines the implications of the twin situation for the size and nature of twin children's friendship pool and questions whether children who are twins are more likely to be adaptive or maladaptive in their social behaviour. The paper argues for the need to study the process and mechanisms in friendship formation among twin children because the findings might inform not only studies of friendship but also behavioural genetic research.

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ID Code: 10026
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
DOI: 10.1375/twin.6.6.532
ISSN: 1832-4274
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Australian Academic Press
Deposited On: 09 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 22:59

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