Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to the decrease of general wellbeing and increase in loneliness for many people. Friendships hold a well-established link to positive physical and mental health outcomes, particularly through the social support given by close, high-quality friendships and the improvement of friendship quality may be a novel way to counteract recent declines of mental health. The current research seeks to establish the efficacy of a created intervention designed to increase the friendship quality of an emerging adult population (N = 116). The theory behind the creation and implementation of such an intervention is discussed. The efficacy of the intervention is assessed alongside the protective effects of friendship quality with regards to the improvement of general wellbeing and loneliness through use of the Actor Partner Interdependence Model and other dyadic data analysis tools.
Hong, Hyewon, "Friendship in a Pandemic: Test of an Experimental Intervention to Boost the Protective Effect of Friendship Quality" (2022). Honors Theses. 1616.
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