AbstractWhat matters in a friendship? College students’ perceptions on friendships
This paper presents data that complement the construct validation of the McGill Friendship Questionnaires into Brazilian Portuguese. The aim of the questionnaires is to evaluate friendship quality through nine dimensions tapped by scales. The present paper analyzed the complementary dimensions to the McGill Questionnaires’ through an open-ended question that followed the scales. Content analysis provided an overview of
the friendship concept, highlighting positive and negative aspects of the relationship, as well as similarities with the Canadian culture, where de original scales are from. Results
indicate themes to be explored in future research and the need of more studies on friendship relationships in other states inside Brazil, in order to identify similarities and differences within the country.