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Can cross-group friendships influence minority students' well-being at historically white universities?
Psychol Sci. 2008 Sep; 19(9):933-9.PS

Abstract

Past research has demonstrated the negative impact of race-based rejection sensitivity (RS-race) on institutional belonging and satisfaction among minority-group students in predominantly White universities. Given research documenting the benefits of cross-group friendship for intergroup attitudes, we tested whether friendships with majority-group peers would attenuate the effects of RS-race within these contexts. In a longitudinal study of African American students (Study 1), cross-group friendships with majority-group peers buffered students high in RS-race from lack of belonging and dissatisfaction at their university. An experimental intervention (Study 2) that induced cross-group friendship replicated the findings and established their specificity for minority-group students. We discuss implications for efforts toward diversifying educational settings.

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Department of Psychology, University of California, 3210 Tolman Hall #1650, Berkeley, CA94720-1650, USA. rmd@berkeley.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18947360

Citation

Mendoza-Denton, Rodolfo, and Elizabeth Page-Gould. "Can Cross-group Friendships Influence Minority Students' Well-being at Historically White Universities?" Psychological Science, vol. 19, no. 9, 2008, pp. 933-9.
Mendoza-Denton R, Page-Gould E. Can cross-group friendships influence minority students' well-being at historically white universities? Psychol Sci. 2008;19(9):933-9.
Mendoza-Denton, R., & Page-Gould, E. (2008). Can cross-group friendships influence minority students' well-being at historically white universities? Psychological Science, 19(9), 933-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02179.x
Mendoza-Denton R, Page-Gould E. Can Cross-group Friendships Influence Minority Students' Well-being at Historically White Universities. Psychol Sci. 2008;19(9):933-9. PubMed PMID: 18947360.
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