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This research studied the concept of enacted peer support during
adolescence by means of the Harry Potter Series. A network approach was used.
Results indicated the importance of reciprocity and transitivity for enacted
peer support during adolescence. Contrary to our expectations, gender, age and
personality traits did not affect enacted peer support. No homophily effects
based on gender and age were detected. However, students were found to be more
supportive of students with similar personality traits. We hope this study adds
to the current knowledge on peer support in adolescence and promotes
the use of social theories and methods in literacy research.