ERIC Number: EJ1110052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Interpersonal Relationships: Exploring Race and Relationship Decisions among African American College Men
McGowan, Brian L.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v53 n3 p243-255 2016
This study explores how race influenced African American men's interpersonal relationships with other men at a predominantly White institution. The use of both semi-structured and photo-elicitation interview formats provided participants an opportunity to reflect on their precollege experiences, identity, and relationships. Two categories emerged during data analysis: (a) racial diversity of hometown and relationship formation, and (b) environmental influences on racial identity and decisions about relationships. Implications for future research and practice are offered.
Descriptors: Race, Interpersonal Relationship, Males, African Americans, Semi Structured Interviews, Photography, Self Concept, Educational Experience, Racial Identification, Cultural Background, Decision Making, White Students, Student Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Grounded Theory, Stereotypes, Racial Relations, African American Culture, Culture Conflict, Friendship, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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