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Master of Arts (MA)




The investigation was designed to explore some sex differences in agreement-attraction relationships. The investigation was divided into two parts: one part dealt with a hypothetical stranger as a partner, the other part required a known acquaintance as a partner. Pairs of same sexed subjects responded to agreement measures and to a questionnaire describing aspects of friendship. The only result in Study I was that males who agree with other males on specific daily activity have higher levels of friendship ("voluntary interdependence"), than those who are dissimilar on specific daily activity. This was the only result found using a hypothetical person as a partner. In Study II, wherein known acquaintances were partners, the results were more complicated. The hypotheses were only partially confirmed. Possible explanations for failure to confirm the hypotheses and general implications of the findings are discussed.