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ERIC Number: EJ928905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Friendship Preferences among German and Turkish Preadolescents
Jugert, Philipp; Noack, Peter; Rutland, Adam
Child Development, v82 n3 p812-829 May-Jun 2011
This study examined changes in and predictors of preference for same-ethnic friendships among German (N = 106) and Turkish (N = 45) preadolescents (M age = 10.4 years) during their 1st year in an ethnically heterogeneous school. Drawing on the contact hypothesis, it examined the relation between children's attitudes and their preference for same-ethnic friendship. Among both German and Turkish children, the latter decreased over time and its variability was predicted by intergroup attitudes and peer norms about cross-ethnic friendships. Outgroup orientation and perceived contact conditions predicted only German children's preference for same-ethnic friendships. Over time, classroom identification increasingly reduced preference for same-ethnic friendships among Turkish children. The results showed that interindividual attitudes were related to children's level of intergroup contact.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Turkey