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Characteristics of the Development of Adolescent Intimacy and It’s Relationship to Self-esteem

Author: WangLiHua
Tutor: ZhangWenXin
School: Shandong Normal University
Course: Developmental and Educational Psychology
Keywords: Intimacy Homosexual Heterosexual Sweetheart Self-respect
CLC: B844.2
Type: Master's thesis
Year: 2007
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The intimacy is one of the themes of adolescent psychological development, has an important role in an individual's psychological and social adaptation. Adolescent intimacy mainly refers to two young people on the basis of trust between individuals (including same-sex close friend, of heterosexual intimate friend and lover) by mutual interest, mutual sharing established emotional experience. Adolescents degree of intimacy in a variety of dimensions divided method, three degree of intimacy dimension of the young people of the same sex, the opposite sex and lovers divided exactly young three intimacy frequency, attitude and degree of intimacy with what kind of development characteristics ? help us to understand these problems of adolescent intimacy structure. In addition, young people self-esteem and intimacy are closely related, this study predict adolescent self-esteem is to further explore the extent of the three kinds of intimacy, and intimacy frequency times and intimate attitude in the adolescent self-esteem on the degree of intimacy in the intermediary role played by young people. In this thesis, using a questionnaire, selected provincial and municipal key high schools, as well as the provincial key university students 912 named intimacy adolescent development and self-esteem were investigated and discussed. Through the research on this thesis, the following main conclusions: 1, same-sex intimacy include seven dimensions: Share given to understand sensitive, trust, loyalty, attachment, common activities, candidly and freely, forced to accept. The heterosexual intimacy includes six dimensions: shared attachment to understand the sensitivity, trust, loyalty, and common activities, candidly and freely, forced to accept. Lovers intimacy include five dimensions: frank shared, exclusive to work with him, trust, loyalty, attachment, forced to accept. 2 girls in same-sex intimacy frequency of same-sex intimacy attitude, same-sex intimacy level of all dimensions, heterosexual intimacy level of trust loyalty, frank freely dimension level significantly higher than boys. Girls in heterosexual intimacy degree of shared attachment dimension lovers intimate sense of the degree of exclusivity to work with the dimension level significantly lower than boys. 3, same-sex intimate sense of the grade differences in late adolescents of the same sex intimate frequency times significantly with higher than early adolescents of the same sex intimate frequency times; Late Adolescence same-sex intimate attitude significantly with below as early as mid-adolescent homosexual intimate attitude; Interim young people with their same-sex intimate friend share to give frank and freely, understand the sensitivity the trust loyalty was significantly higher than early adolescents, late adolescents, with their same-sex intimate friend of attachment, common activities, forced to accept significantly lower than in other periods. 4, heterosexual intimate sense of the grade differences, Middle and Late Adolescence heterosexual intimacy frequency times significantly with higher than early adolescents heterosexual intimacy frequency times; teenagers late individual to their heterosexual intimate friend of all dimensions (shared attachment, understand the sensitive, trust loyalty, common activities frank freely, forced to accept) were significantly higher than those of early adolescents. Lovers intimate sense of the grade differences, Middle and Late Adolescence intimate frequency times with intimate attitude are significantly higher than early adolescents intimate frequency times with intimate attitude; teenagers late individuals with their lovers of all dimensions (frank sharing, row he worked with, trust loyalty attachment, forced to accept) was significantly higher than early adolescents. 6, adolescent same-sex intimacy, heterosexual intimacy with lovers intimacy was a positive correlation between the lovers intimate sense of the highest level, followed by same-sex intimacy level and the lowest level of heterosexual intimacy. Between the young people with their same-sex intimate friend of age, height, weight and body shape both have significant similarities sex, teenagers with heterosexual intimate friends and lovers in age has significant similarity sex, teenagers individuals to their heterosexual intimate friend Height aspects The similarity is not obvious, young individuals and lovers were complementary in height. 8, self-esteem not only directly positively predict the degree of intimacy of the young people, but also through the intimacy frequency times and intimacy attitude indirect impact on the young people of the degree of intimacy.

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