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ERIC Number: EJ1009639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1050-8392
Romantic Experiences of Homeland and Diaspora South Asian Youth: Westernizing Processes of Media and Friends
Dhariwal, Amrit; Connolly, Jennifer
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v23 n1 p45-56 Mar 2013
The current study examined 1316 South Asian youth socialized in progressively Westernized contexts: "traditional" Indian homeland single-sex schools, "transitional" Indian homeland co-educational schools, and the immigrant "diaspora" in Canadian schools. Results showed youth in the three contexts were similar on romantic desire. Yet those in increasingly Westernized contexts reported more romantic activities and greater perceived autonomy from parents in partner choice. They were also more likely to consume Western and social media, and possess friends fostering permissive expectations, greater cross-sex network composition, and intimate communication. Involvement with the global media and friends explained the link between the cultural spectrum and romantic experiences. Implications of global restructuring on romantic experiences, media usage, and friendships are discussed, in consideration of gender. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; India