Abstract—A growing body of research explores that relationships are the significant part of our lives. The study examines important factors of attitude similarity and proximity working behind interpersonal attraction among same gender friends. The study was conducted on sample of 160 boy friends and girl friends (40 pairs in each) through purposive convenient sampling, from Punjab, Pakistan. Findings showed that friends with more similar attitudes and high proximity scored on interpersonal attraction as compared to friends with less similar attitudes regardless of gender.These findings will give a new horizon for the researchers to study friendship with a perspective of similarity and proximity. However, these findings suggest the need for a deeper and extensive study of all the factors pertaining to interpersonal attraction, which might give us more astute understanding of our social relations.
Index Terms—Attitude Similarity, Friendship, Interpersonal Attraction, Proximity
1Sumaya Batool is currently working at University of Sargodha, Pakistan as a lecturer, Department of Psychology, Phone; +92-332-7545260;e.mail: email@example.com
2Najma Iqbal Malik is currently working at University of Sargodha, Pakistan as a lecturer, Department of Psychology, Phone; +92-300-9600694; e.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cite: Sumaya Batool and Najma Iqbal Malik, "Role of Attitude Similarity and Proximity in Interpersonal Attraction among Friends (C 310)," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 142-146, 2010.