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RELATIONSHIPS - FORMATION ESSAY

Define formation

Introduce filter theory ­ Kerchoff & Davies 1962

Field of available (1st stage)

PROXIMITY IS IMPORTANT ­ LINK TO OTHER THEORIES.
EG, GO TO COLLEGE - FIELD OF AVAILABLES EVERYBODY ELSE AT
COLLEGE
SUPPORTING RESEARCH ­ BOSSARD 1932 ­ THIS IS SUPPORTED BY
RESEARCH…

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SOCIAL DESIRABILITY EFFECT ­ QUESTIONNAIRE MAY HAVE SOCIAL
DESIRABILITY EFFECT ESPECIALLY OVER ISSUES SUCH AS
HOMOSEXUALITY DUE TO CULTURAL CONTEXT ­ ALSO DURING
FRESHERS WEEK ­ EAGER TO MAKE FRIENDS
CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES ­ HOMEOSEXUALITY MORE
CONTROVERSIAL IN THE 1950'S
STUDENT'S NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF POPULATION ­ STUDENTS
MAY NOT BE INTRESTED…

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