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Friendships in Childhood

  • By: Willard W. Hartup
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

This entry describes friendships in childhood and examines their developmental significance. Most children succeed in forming these relationships, although about 10 percent fail to do so. Enormous differences exist in the number of these relationships that children ...

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