Presentation Title

Friend Group Formation in College

Presenter Information

Corton Rider

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Friendship, Groups, College

Biography

Corton Rider is an undergraduate student in the Department of Communication Studies. In 2020, he won the Ben Hope Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Speech Communication.

Major

Communication Studies

Advisor for this project

Cam Brammer

Start Date

22-4-2021 2:00 PM

Abstract

The purpose of this research project is to understand how friend groups form in college environments. Not only are friendships crucial to a person’s development in childhood, they are also a key component into how people fare in college and how comfortable they feel entering the world. Young adults seek peers who provide support and companionship, a pattern that applies to a wide variety of people, leaving much room for study and interpretation. There are many colleges across the country, and learning what it is that attracts friends to each other is an important tool to have for shaping and impacting the college environment.

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Apr 22nd, 2:00 PM

Friend Group Formation in College

The purpose of this research project is to understand how friend groups form in college environments. Not only are friendships crucial to a person’s development in childhood, they are also a key component into how people fare in college and how comfortable they feel entering the world. Young adults seek peers who provide support and companionship, a pattern that applies to a wide variety of people, leaving much room for study and interpretation. There are many colleges across the country, and learning what it is that attracts friends to each other is an important tool to have for shaping and impacting the college environment.