Presentation Title

Emerging Adulthood: Expectations of Friendship in Post-Collegiate Life

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Amanda N. Peterson, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Skybox

Abstract

From the time we are very young, we learn to live in age-grouped settings where making friends is built into the structure. As we go through the transition into adulthood, we become more independent of our peers, and we are expected to use what we learned in childhood to guide us in this new social context. This presentation describes my study of Lake Forest College students' expectations of friendship in post-collegiate life. My study revealed a set of contradictory ideas about adult life, implying that students fear that the unspoken rules of friendship will no longer apply after college.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-10-2018 2:30 PM

End Date

4-10-2018 3:45 PM

Panel

College Values

Panel Moderator

Holly Swyers

Field of Study for Presentation

Sociology and Anthropology

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Emerging Adulthood: Expectations of Friendship in Post-Collegiate Life

Skybox

From the time we are very young, we learn to live in age-grouped settings where making friends is built into the structure. As we go through the transition into adulthood, we become more independent of our peers, and we are expected to use what we learned in childhood to guide us in this new social context. This presentation describes my study of Lake Forest College students' expectations of friendship in post-collegiate life. My study revealed a set of contradictory ideas about adult life, implying that students fear that the unspoken rules of friendship will no longer apply after college.