ERIC Number: ED191113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
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Ethnic Identity and Close Friendship in Chinese-American College Students.
A study was undertaken to explore the relationship between ethnic identity and close friendship communication patterns in Chinese-American college students. Specifically, the study investigated intergenerational differences, proximity to Asian or Caucasian groups, frequency of communication, friendship network size, perceived similarity to Asians and to Caucasians, and degree of intimacy as related to ethnic identity and close friendship. The questionnaire responses of sixty Chinese-American students showed that generation difference was a reliable predictor of ethnic identity for first and second generation subjects and that proximity to Asian or Caucasian groups was a crucial factor that influenced the ethnicity of subjects' close friendship networks. All friendship variables were related on the zero-order correlation analyses. However, no relationship was found between ethnic identity and the ethnicity of subjects' friendship networks. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (30th, Acapulco, Mexico, May 18-23, 1980).