Increasing ethnic diversity moderates longitudinal effects of individual differences on friendship homophily

Jugert, P., Rutland, A., Brown, R., Cameron, L., Nigbur, D., Watters, C., Hossain, R., Landau, A. and Le Touze, D. (2017) Increasing ethnic diversity moderates longitudinal effects of individual differences on friendship homophily. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. ISSN 1052-9284.

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Abstract

Data came from a longitudinal study, which included three time points, spanning a twelve-month period.
Results of multi-level latent growth curve models showed that among ethnic minority English children (teacher-rated) peer problems and ethnic identity were associated with more friendship homophily whereas a bicultural identity was not related to more friendship homophily.
Among ethnic majority English children the effects of peer problems and English identity were moderated by school ethnic composition, such that these factors were not associated with more friendship homophily in more ethnically diverse schools.
The efindings are discussed based on theories of intergroup contact and intergroup threat.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0712 Developmental psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1001 Social psychology > HM1106 Interpersonal relations. Social behavior
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1001 Social psychology > HM1271 Multiculturalism
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology
Depositing User: Dr Dennis Nigbur
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 08:36
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 15:36
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/16050

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