STABILITY AND INSTABILITY IN THE FRIENDSHIP NETWORKS OF THE TURKISH WHITE-COLLAR CLASS


Yaniklar C.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.40, no.7, pp.1123-1135, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2012.40.7.1123
  • Title of Journal : SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1123-1135

Abstract

In this study, I analyzed changes over time in networks consisting of closest friends in the context of the Turkish white-collar class. I also examined how life events affect these changes. I collected data using interviews (conducted 5 years apart) with 32 male and 37 female respondents. The data show that a significant amount of change in the friendship networks was associated with certain life events; geographical mobility was the most important of these. The data also suggest that there are some significant gendered differences in friendships that change as a result of social circumstances.