Differential influence of same- and cross-ethnic friends on ethnic-racial identity development in early adolescence

Jugert, Philipp ; Leszczensky, Lars ; Pink, Sebastian

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13240
URL: https://srcd.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.11...
Additional URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331012439...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2020
The title of a journal, publication series: Child Development
Volume: 91
Issue number: 3
Page range: 949-963
Place of publication: Malden, MA [u.a.]
Publishing house: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0009-3920 , 1467-8624
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: Recent research has shown that peers influence ethnic‐racial identity (ERI) development during early adolescence. Arguments based on social identity theory, however, suggest that only same‐ethnic but not cross‐ethnic friends are important for ERI development. Using longitudinal social network analysis, we examined peer influence of both same‐ and cross‐ethnic friends on ERI attachment and private regard. Data were drawn from six ethnically diverse schools in Western Germany (N = 1,349; Mage = 13.3). Our results provide empirical evidence for early adolescents’ ERI being influenced by same‐ but less by cross‐ethnic friends. Considering peers’ ethnicity therefore is crucial for understanding peer influence on ERI development.

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