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


Yaniklar C.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, cilt.40, sa.7, ss.1123-1135, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2224/sbp.2012.40.7.1123
  • Dergi Adı: SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1123-1135

Özet

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.