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ERIC Number: ED216091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Predictors of Interracial Contact for High School and University Students.
Scott, Elois Skeen; Damico, Sandra Bowman
A study among white college undergraduates investigated the kinds of activities that promote interracial contact, and the extent to which interracial contact in high school determines interracial contact in college. Results indicated that school sponsored activities both in high school and at the university level encourage contact between students of different races. Additionally, those students who participated in one type of activity in which there was frequent contact were also likely to participate in several other types of activities that promoted frequent contact. Students who experienced frequent contact with other races in high school tended to have a high degree of interracial contact in college as well. It was concluded that the extracurricular programs of schools provide important opportunities for interaction among students of different races. It was recommended that schools exploit the potentials of extracurricular activities for improving attitudes and behaviors among students in regard to racial relations. (Author/MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March, 1982).