publication . Article . 2001

Close relationships between asian american and european american college students

Chuansheng Chen; Kari Edwards; Brandy Young; Ellen Greenberger;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2001
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The authors examined attitudes and behaviors regarding close relationships between European and Asian Americans, with a particular emphasis on 5 major subgroups of Asian Americans (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Filipino Americans). Participants were 218 Asian American college students and 171 European American college students attending a culturally diverse university. The European Americans did not differentiate among the various subgroups of Asian Americans. Their attitudes regarding close relationships were less positive toward Asian Americans than toward Mexican and African Americans, a finding contrary to the prediction of social exchange theor...
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free text keywords: Social Psychology, Chinese americans, Interpersonal relationship, Vietnamese, language.human_language, language, Ethnic group, Friendship, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Gender studies, Cultural diversity, Psychology, History of Asian Americans, Social group
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