specialty journal of psychology and management
The Consequences of the Opposite Sex Friendships Among Teenage Girls; A Qualitative Research
Rana Karami, Roya Karami, Reza Rahbaran
Over the past decades, the issue of relationship with the opposite sex has been highlighted in the Iranian society and has spread out among teens. In this research, the issue of teenagers’ tendency to the opposite sex has been examined and the consequences of these relationships in teenage girls have been addressed. The population include the freshman and sophomore students of high school in Mianeh. 21 samples were collected and data was obtained using in-depth interview technique. The "Grounded theory" was selected as the research method. The findings were set based on the consequences of friendship with the opposite sex. Finally, the consequences of these relationships were arranged in two phases, "during a relationship" and "after a break-up", and each one was examined in both positive and negative dimensions.