The friendships of racial-ethnic minority youth in context

Leoandra Onnie Rogers, Erika Y. Niwa, Niobe Way

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An extensive theoretical and empirical literature suggests that friendships are an important, if not essential, micro-context of adolescent development- shaping youth identity, school and civic engagement, and psychological and physical wellbeing. Friendships are also themselves embedded within, and shaped by, the larger macro-context of culture (Bronfenbrenner in Am Psychol 34:844-850, 1979. doi:10.1037/0003-066X.34.10.844), including racial-ethnic stereotypes (García-Coll et al. in Child Dev 67:1891-1914, 1996; Spencer in Black youth: perspectives on their status in the United States. Praeger, Westport, pp 37-69, 1995). Yet, the study offriendship rarely examines the influence of the macro-context or includes racial-ethnic minority adolescents despite the fact that half of all the youth in American schools are members of a racial-ethnic minority group. In this chapter, we review research on the friendships of racial-ethnic minority adolescents and focus specifically on how the macro-context of socialidentity-based stereotypes shapes the micro-context of friendships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook on Positive Development of Minority Children and Youth
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages267-280
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319436456
ISBN (Print)9783319436432
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Rogers, L. O., Niwa, E. Y., & Way, N. (2017). The friendships of racial-ethnic minority youth in context. In Handbook on Positive Development of Minority Children and Youth (pp. 267-280). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43645-6_16

The friendships of racial-ethnic minority youth in context. / Rogers, Leoandra Onnie; Niwa, Erika Y.; Way, Niobe.

Handbook on Positive Development of Minority Children and Youth. Springer International Publishing, 2017. p. 267-280.

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Rogers, LO, Niwa, EY & Way, N 2017, The friendships of racial-ethnic minority youth in context. in Handbook on Positive Development of Minority Children and Youth. Springer International Publishing, pp. 267-280. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43645-6_16
Rogers LO, Niwa EY, Way N. The friendships of racial-ethnic minority youth in context. In Handbook on Positive Development of Minority Children and Youth. Springer International Publishing. 2017. p. 267-280 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43645-6_16
Rogers, Leoandra Onnie ; Niwa, Erika Y. ; Way, Niobe. / The friendships of racial-ethnic minority youth in context. Handbook on Positive Development of Minority Children and Youth. Springer International Publishing, 2017. pp. 267-280
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