Disentangling the relation between young immigrants' host country identification and their friendships with natives

Leszczensky, Lars ; Stark, Tobias H. ; Flache, Andreas ; Munniksma, Anke

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2015.08.001
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2016
The title of a journal, publication series: Social Networks
Volume: 44
Page range: 179-189
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISSN: 0378-8733
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences- CDSS (Social Sciences)
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: Immigrants who strongly identify with the host country have more native friends than immigrants with weaker host country identification. However, the mechanisms underlying this correlation are not well understood. Immigrants with strong host country identification might have stronger preferences for native friends, or they might be more often chosen as friends by natives. In turn, having native friends or friends with strong host country identification might increase immigrants’ host country identification. Using longitudinal network data of 18 Dutch school classes, we test these hypotheses with stochastic actor-oriented models. We find that immigrants’ host country identification affects friendship selections of natives but not of immigrants. We find no evidence of social influence processes.

Dieser Eintrag ist Teil der Universitätsbibliographie.

Metadata export


+ Search Authors in

+ Page Views

Hits per month over past year

Detailed information

You have found an error? Please let us know about your desired correction here: E-Mail

Actions (login required)

Show item Show item