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Friendship, need satisfaction, and happiness
Department of Psychology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ, United States .
Department of Psychology, University of Maryland in Baltimore County, Baltimore MD, United States . (Center for Developmental Research)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7009-5955
2010 (English)In: Journal of Happiness Studies, ISSN 1389-4978, E-ISSN 1573-7780, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 243-259Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Friendship quality is an important predictor of happiness, however, what might account for the association between the two? Two studies investigated satisfaction of basic psychological needs as a mediator of the relationship between friendship quality and happiness. Study 1 (n = 424) found support for the model for best friendship. Second study (n = 176) replicated the first study and showed that needs satisfaction in best and two closest friendships mediated the relationship between the quality of all friendships and happiness. The findings suggest that one reason why the quality of friendships is related to happiness is because friendship experiences provide a context where basic needs are satisfied.

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2010. Vol. 11, no 2, p. 243-259
Keywords [en]
Friendship quality; Happiness; Mediation; Need satisfaction; Self-determination theory; Structural equation modeling
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-39671DOI: 10.1007/s10902-009-9138-5ISI: 000275748800008Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-77952089700OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-39671DiVA, id: diva2:771540
Available from: 2014-12-14 Created: 2014-12-14 Last updated: 2018-04-24Bibliographically approved

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