You and me will never part: a study of Black women's best friendships

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dc.contributor Meares, Mary M.
dc.contributor Cooper, Caryl A.
dc.contributor.advisor Boylorn, Robin M.
dc.contributor.author Shambly, Tamica
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:37:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:37:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001144
dc.identifier.other Shambly_alatus_0004M_11353
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1621
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The existing literature on women's friendship lacks information about Black women's friendships. Few researchers (e.g., Goins, 2011; Denton, 1990) have looked specifically at Black women's friendship and the role they play in Black women's lives. This project answers the call set forth by Houston (2002) and others for more work to be done in interpersonal communication about African Americans from within the African American community. This project found that Black women's best friend relationships begin with similarities, loyalty, understanding and dependability. Once the women become best friends, they must be honest, loyal/trustworthy, understanding, positive, and spend time together. They maintain their friendship with open communication within their friendship, the modes of communication they choose, and the topics of conversations that they have.
dc.format.extent 114 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Communication
dc.subject.other Women's studies
dc.subject.other African American studies
dc.title You and me will never part: a study of Black women's best friendships
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Communication Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Communication Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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