The effects of ethnic minority adolescents’ ethnic self-identification on friendship selection

Jugert, Philipp ; Leszczensky, Lars ; Pink, Sebastian

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2018
The title of a journal, publication series: Journal of Research on Adolescence
Volume: 28
Issue number: 2
Page range: 379-395
Place of publication: Oxford [u.a.]
Publishing house: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1050-8392 , 1532-7795
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: This study investigated the effects of ethnic minority adolescents’ ethnic self-identification (host country, dual, or heritage country) on friendship choices among ethnic majority and minority peers. Hypotheses were derived from similarity–attraction and social identity theory and tested using longitudinal social network data from 1,004 middle school students (5 schools) in Germany. Results showed that ethnic minority adolescents’ ethnic selfidentification affected friendship selection beyond ethnic homophily. While host country and dual identification was beneficial with respect to friendships with both ethnic majority and minority peers, heritage country identification was detrimental to relations with both of them.

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