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Eiser, J. R., Morgan, M., Gammage, P., Brooks, N., & Kirby, R. (2009). Adolescent health behaviour and similarity-attraction: Friends share smoking habits (really), but much else besides. The British Journal of Social Psychology, 30, 339-348. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8309.1991.tb00950.x

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  • TITLE: Perceived Similarities and Satisfaction among Friends of the Same and Different Ethnicity and Sex at Workplace

    AUTHORS: Intan H. M. Hashim, Norzarina Mohd-Zaharim, Siamak Khodarahimi

    KEYWORDS: Friendship; Similarities; Ethnicity; Relationship Satisfaction; Stress

    JOURNAL NAME: Psychology, Vol.3 No.8, August 23, 2012

    ABSTRACT: This study examined perceived similarities and satisfaction among friends who interacted at workplace. Respondents were 200 working adults in Malaysia. They were asked to identify the number of friends of the same and different ethnicity and sex at their workplace and then rate their satisfaction with these friendships. They were also asked to rate similarities with friends across nine domains (physical appearance, interest, life style, working style, thinking style, personality, values, general attitude, and intellectual ability). There were significant differences across domains and across categories of friends. More similarities were reported for working style and among friends of the same ethnicity. Lowest similarities were reported for physical appearance and among friends of different ethnicity. Differences in relationship satisfaction were rather minimal, whereas the highest satisfaction was with friends of the same ethnicity. Perception of similarities was associated with higher relationship satisfaction, with the strongest effect in the category of friends of the same ethnicity. Relationship satisfaction across all categories was negatively correlated with stress.