Cross-race and cross-ethnic friendships and psychological well-being trajectories among Asian American adolescents: Variations by school context

Citation

Liu, S.; Wang, Y.; & Nuttall, A. K. (2020). Cross-race and cross-ethnic friendships and psychological well-being trajectories among Asian American adolescents: Variations by school context. Dev Psychol. vol. 56 (11) pp. 2121-2136 , PMCID: PMC8402976

Abstract

Asian American adolescents' cross-race friendships are poorly understood, partially due to the model minority stereotype. Using data from 915 Asian American adolescents from the National Longitudinal Study for Adolescent to Adult Health, the present study examined the influence of cross-race friendships (based on peer nomination data) on Asian American adolescents' psychological well-being trajectories, as well as the moderating role of school context (numeric marginalization, school prejudice). Results showed that cross-race friendships promoted Asian American adolescents' psychological well-being, particularly in early adolescence and in schools where adolescents lacked critical mass of same-race peers or where prejudice was widespread. Similar findings were observed for cross-race friendships with the majority group, and more evident effects emerged for cross-ethnic friendships. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved).

URL

https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0001109

Keyword(s)

Adolescent

Notes

1939-0599

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Dev Psychol

Author(s)

Liu, S.
Wang, Y.
Nuttall, A. K.

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

56

Issue Number

11

Pages

2121-2136

Edition

2020/09/12

DOI

10.1037/dev0001109

PMCID

PMC8402976

NIHMSID

NIHMS1716730 authorship, and/or publication of this article.

Reference ID

9513