Similarity In The Communication Skills of Young Adults: Foundations of Attraction, Friendship, and Relationship Satisfaction

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Published by Taylor and Francis in Communication Reports Volume 9, Issue 2, pages 127-139.

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Communication Reports


The current paper reports a study assessing how similarities in levels of social-cognitive and communication skills affected friendship choices by young adults. Participants (208 college students) completed a battery of tasks providing assessments of one social-cognitive and five communication skills. Sociometric procedures were used to determine interpersonal attraction and friendship patterns.