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Relational discourse: social ties with family and friends

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dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Pat
dc.contributor.author Haynes, Amanda
dc.contributor.author Kane, Ciara
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-14T09:15:23Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-14T09:15:23Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation (2004) ‘Relational Discourses: Social Ties with Family and Friends’, (with A. Haynes and C. Kane) Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 11(3); 361-382 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/396
dc.description peer-reviewed
dc.description.abstract This article presents quantitative and qualitative accounts of relational discourses in a random sample of approximately 4100 texts written by Irish young people (aged 10-12 and 14-17 years). The existence of such discourses is indicated by references to family and friends. The article shows that although the majority refer to such ties in their texts, less than one-third mention best friends. It also shows that references to such relational discourses were affected by age and gender. A continuum of relatedness can be identified: with 10- to 12-year-old girls at one end of the continuum and 14- to 17-year-old boys at the other end. The implications of such trends are briefly discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Sage Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research;11/3/ p361-382
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0907568204044888
dc.subject age en_US
dc.subject family en_US
dc.subject friendship en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject single-sex schools en_US
dc.title Relational discourse: social ties with family and friends en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.internal.rssid 1135590


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