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Buddy SystemUnderstanding Male Friendships$
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Geoffrey Greif

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326420

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326420.001.0001

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What Do Friendship and Friend Mean?

What Do Friendship and Friend Mean?

(p.45) 2 What Do Friendship and Friend Mean?
Buddy System

Geoffrey L. Greif

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the research on men's friendship, based on interviews with 386 men. How men describe friendship is first covered: being understood and having a friend who is loyal, dependable, and trustworthy are all important to men when they describe their friendships. Whether men believe they have enough friends — 40% are unsure or do not believe they do — is discussed.

Keywords:   men's friendship, friend, loyal

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