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Connecting in College: How Friendship Networks Matter for Academic and Social Success

Janice M. McCabe


What types of friendship networks do students form? Who forms which type? What academic and social outcomes are attached to them? And how they impact students after college? These are some of the issues this book considers as it follows Alberto, Mary, Martin, and their peers over a five-year period from their undergraduate years at MU into life after college. By investigating the connections among students’ friends, this book identifies three types of friendship networks—tight-knitters, compartmentalizers, and samplers. Friendship networks positively and negatively impact students’ academic pe ... More

Keywords: friendship, college students, class, gender, race, academic performance, social support, university, networks, young adults

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226409498
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226409665.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Janice M. McCabe, author
Dartmouth College