Friendly fire: Topical variations in conflict among same- and cross-sex friends

Wendy Samter
William R. Cupach

Document Type Article

Published in Communication Studies, volume 49 issue 2, 1998. Bryant users may access this article here.


This investigation identified conflict events in young adult friendship. In addition, we examined whether different sources of conflict characterize same- and cross-sex friendship and how gender influences perceptions of conflict issues in these relationships.