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ERIC Number: ED010008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 387
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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FOREIGN STUDENTS AND THEIR AMERICAN STUDENT FRIENDS.
DOWLING, LEO R.; SHAFFER, ROBERT H.
THE SOCIOCULTURAL INTERACTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS AMONG FOREIGN STUDENTS AND AMERICAN STUDENTS ON THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS WERE STUDIED TO ASCERTAIN THEIR IMPACT ON THE NATIVE GROUP AND TO DETERMINE THE DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF FRIENDSHIP PATTERNS AND ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN BOTH GROUPS. ABOUT 550 AMERICAN STUDENTS WERE SELECTED FOR THE PROJECT SAMPLE. ALL WERE CLOSE FRIENDS OF FOREIGN STUDENTS ON CAMPUS. DATA WERE OBTAINED FROM A BACKGROUND QUESTIONNAIRE, PERSONALITY AND PERSONAL PREFERENCE TESTS, SCHOOL RECORDS, AND PERSONAL INTERVIEWS. A PART OF THE SAMPLE POPULATION WAS COMPARED TO OTHER STUDENTS WHO HAD NO CLOSE FOREIGN FRIENDS. THE FOREIGN STUDENTS SUPPLIED THE INFORMATION WHICH LED TO SELECTION OF THE STUDY SAMPLE FROM WHICH OBJECTIVE INFORMATION (ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF PRESENT FRIENDSHIPS WITH FOREIGN PEOPLE) AND SUBJECTIVE INFORMATION (ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS OF FOREIGN PEOPLE) WERE OBTAINED IN ADDITION TO THAT DATA DESCRIBED ABOVE. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE FRIENDSHIPS UNDER EXAMINATION WERE BASED UPON SIMILARITIES IN INTERESTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROXIMITIES RATHER THAN UPON PERSONAL OR BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS, AND THAT INITIAL CONTACTS BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS AROSE FROM ACADEMIC AND OTHER INTERESTS MATCHED IN INFORMAL AND SPONTANEOUS MEETINGS. CAMPUS ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS APPEARED TO CONTRIBUTE LITTLE. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Identifiers: INDIANA