2Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Shana Levin, Department of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College, 850 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711. E-mail: email@example.com
Ethnic Segregation and Perceived Discrimination in College: Mutual Influences and Effects on Social and Academic Life1
Article first published online: 25 MAY 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 36, Issue 6, pages 1471–1501, June 2006
How to Cite
Levin, S., Van Laar, C. and Foote, W. (2006), Ethnic Segregation and Perceived Discrimination in College: Mutual Influences and Effects on Social and Academic Life. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36: 1471–1501. doi: 10.1111/j.0021-9029.2006.00068.x
1This research was supported by grants from the Russell Sage Foundation, the UCLA Office of the Chancellor, and the National Science Foundation (Award No. BCS-9808686). Special thanks go to Jim Sidanius, David Sears, Stacey Sinclair, and Marilynn Brewer for their collaboration on this joint research project; and Michael Greenwell for his efforts in data collection.
- Issue published online: 25 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 25 MAY 2006
This study examined relationships among same-ethnicity friendships, perceptions of ethnic discrimination, and social and academic adjustment in college using a large longitudinal sample of White, Asian, Latino, and African American students. Results demonstrated that Latino students who had more in-group friends during college exhibited reduced belonging and academic performance at the end of college. Perceived discrimination also had negative effects on Latino students' sense of belonging. For African American students, having more in-group friends during college was related to enhanced academic commitment and motivation at the end of college. Perceiving more discrimination was also associated with enhanced academic motivation for African American students. Explanations for the divergent experiences of the two minority groups on campus are discussed.