Gendered Differences                   in Same-Sex Friendships <br />HyoJi Park<br />Sociology 235 Gender role in society<...
Interests<br />I saw many cases Male’s friendship and Female’s friendship are different. These differences may represent g...
Hypothesis<br />Since Korean culture is still contributed by strong stereotypes in gender, Korean teenagers will show male...
Background<br />Kimmel says….  “there are sex differences in same sex friendship.”<br />
Cont. Background<br />According to the article ofBeyond intimacy: conceptualizing sex difference in same-sex friendships, ...
The number of times spoke with closest friends
The number of times saw closest friends</li></ul>But, there is one sex difference<br /><ul><li>Girls trust their friends m...
Survey<br />Target - 30 girls and 28 boys <br />                - 18 years old (senior high school students)<br />        ...
Result<br /><ul><li>Boy’s Definition of Best Friend is..</li></ul>“who contacts with me frequently”<br />“who trust me and...
Girl’s the Mean of Length of Being Friendship is.. 4.8 years
Girl’s  the Mean of Number of Contact to Best Friend in a week is.. 5.4 days
Girl’s the Mean of Time of Speaking with Best Friend on the phone a day is.. 28.7 mins
Girl’s Activity with Best Friend is.. Talking (97% of girls say..)
The Number of Girls who share secret with Best Friend is.. 21 girls
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  1. 1. Gendered Differences in Same-Sex Friendships <br />HyoJi Park<br />Sociology 235 Gender role in society<br />
  2. 2. Interests<br />I saw many cases Male’s friendship and Female’s friendship are different. These differences may represent gendered stereotypes. So, I guess that the differences may be caused by cultural effects. Because I am from Korea, which has strong gendered stereotypes, I start to research about this.<br />
  3. 3. Hypothesis<br />Since Korean culture is still contributed by strong stereotypes in gender, Korean teenagers will show male’s intimacy and female’s intimacy as inexpressiveness and expressiveness, activity oriented and person oriented, side-to-side and face-to-face style of interaction, and deep lasting relationship and short period relationship by following the stereotypes of male and female, such as calm and friendly.<br />
  4. 4. Background<br />Kimmel says…. “there are sex differences in same sex friendship.”<br />
  5. 5. Cont. Background<br />According to the article ofBeyond intimacy: conceptualizing sex difference in same-sex friendships, there are no differences.<br /><ul><li>The mean length of closest friendships
  6. 6. The number of times spoke with closest friends
  7. 7. The number of times saw closest friends</li></ul>But, there is one sex difference<br /><ul><li>Girls trust their friends more than boys.</li></li></ul><li>Cont. Background<br />According to the article of Friendship maintenance: an analysis of individual and dyad behavior, relationship with the same-sex best friends mostly share positivity, supportiveness, openness, and interaction.<br />
  8. 8. Survey<br />Target - 30 girls and 28 boys <br /> - 18 years old (senior high school students)<br /> - Korean.<br />12 short-answer questions in terms of their own friendships are asked.<br />
  9. 9. Result<br /><ul><li>Boy’s Definition of Best Friend is..</li></ul>“who contacts with me frequently”<br />“who trust me and I trust”<br />“who has lots of similarity” <br /><ul><li>Boy’s the Mean of Number of Best Friend</li></ul> is.. 6.82 people<br /><ul><li>Boy’s the Mean of Length of Being</li></ul>Friendship is.. 5.15 years<br /><ul><li>Boy’s the Mean of Number of Contact to</li></ul>Best Friend in a week is..4.9 days<br /><ul><li>Boy’s the Mean of Time of Speaking with</li></ul>Best Friend on the phone a day is..7.8mins<br /><ul><li>Boy’s Activity with Best Friend is.. </li></ul>Playing a game (75% of boys say..)<br />Talking (15% of boys say...)<br /><ul><li>The Number of Boys who share secret with</li></ul>Best Friend is.. 16 boys<br /><ul><li>Boy’s Percentage of how much they trust</li></ul>Best Friend is.. 77.1%<br /><ul><li>Girl’s Definition of Best Friend is..</li></ul> “who can share secret”<br /> “who is friendly unless frequent contact”.<br /><ul><li>Girl’s the Mean of Number of Best Friend is.. 5.13 people
  10. 10. Girl’s the Mean of Length of Being Friendship is.. 4.8 years
  11. 11. Girl’s the Mean of Number of Contact to Best Friend in a week is.. 5.4 days
  12. 12. Girl’s the Mean of Time of Speaking with Best Friend on the phone a day is.. 28.7 mins
  13. 13. Girl’s Activity with Best Friend is.. Talking (97% of girls say..)
  14. 14. The Number of Girls who share secret with Best Friend is.. 21 girls
  15. 15. Girl’s Percentage of how much they trust Best Friend is.. 88.7%</li></li></ul><li>Cont Result<br />Table 1.1 The Number of Best Friends<br />
  16. 16. Cont. Result<br />Table1.2 The Years of Being Together as a Friend<br />
  17. 17. Cont. Result<br />Table 1.3 Girl’s and Boy’s friendship <br />
  18. 18. Conclusion<br />There are both sex differences and <br />no difference in the same sex friendships.<br />Differences- Meaning of Best Friends<br />- Time of Speaking with Best Friend on the phone daily<br /> - Activity with Best Friend<br /> - The Number of who share secret with Best Friend<br /> - Percentage of how much they trust Best Friend<br />No Differences-Number of Best Friend<br /> - Length of Being Friendship<br /> - Number of Contact to Best Friend in a week <br />
  19. 19. Cont. Conclusion<br /> There are cultural effects. Korean culture is conservative and has strong stereotypes in male and female. The stereotypes result in people’s perception about the gendered images. In reality, there are some differences in the way to get along with best friends, to talking about self-disclosure, and to show their intimacy; on the contrary, there are no differences in maintenance of friendships such as similar results in the number of contact with closest friends, in emotional expression, in the length of friendships. Unlike my expectation, Korean boys did not have gendered images. I assume that Korean society becomes involved in gender equality. <br />
  20. 20. References<br />Kimmel, Micheal. (2011). The gendered society: Gendered intimacies. New York: Oxford University Press. 317-324<br />Oswald, D., Clark, E., & Kelly, C. (2004). FRIENDSHIP MAINTENANCE: AN ANALYSIS OF INDIVIDUAL AND DYAD BEHAVIORS. Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, 23(3), 413-441. Retrieved from Academic Search Complete database.<br />Roy, R., & Benenson, J. (2000). Beyond Intimacy: Conceptualizing Sex Differences in Same-Sex Friendships. Journal of Psychology, 134(1), 93. Retrieved from Academic Search Complete database.<br />

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