Psychological Research and Intervention
Vol 2, No 1 (2019)

Understanding the dynamics of friendship formation among high school adolescent: Indigenous psychology approach

Banyu Wicaksono (Department of Psychology, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta)
Maria Goretti Adiyanti (Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Gadjah Mada)

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Publish Date
26 Nov 2019


How friendship between adolescent peers was formed is yet to be understood clearly. Whereas number of studies has clearly linked quality of friendship to various adaptive ability, school performance, and academic achievements. This study attempted to understand the dynamics of friendship formation in sample Javanese adolescents using indigenous psychology as its’ paradigm. Data was obtained from 120 respondents, (82 Girls, and 38 Boys) using open-ended questionnaire, which asks about how friendship between the respondent and their best friend(s) was formed. Data was analyzed using thematic analysis to identify themes and subthemes that indicates how friendship was formed. The result showed that there are two major theme that emerges in the beginning of friendship formation followed by other qualities related to it. This study reveals one more important aspect to be considered in understanding friendship formation between adolescents and their close friends

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Psychological Research and Intervention is a peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field of psychology with publication focus on the research in the science of psychology, as well as, applied research in psychological diagnosis and intervention. This journal is aimed at facilitating discussion and ...