ERIC Number: EJ1095436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
College Student Characteristics and Experiences as Predictors of Interracial Dating
Harper, Casandra E.; Yeung, Fanny P.
College Student Journal, v49 n4 599-609 Win 2015
This study utilized logistic regression to test whether students' personal characteristics and experiences significantly predict their likelihood of dating interracially in college. The data were drawn from the Campus Life in America Student Survey (CLASS), which was administered to freshmen who were then resurveyed as juniors (n = 513). The most significant predictor in the model was whether the student had pre-college interracial dating experience, as students who had done so were nearly five times as likely to also date interracially in college. Additional significant predictors included students' pre-college openness to diverse perspectives, having a more racially diverse friendship group in college, majoring in the arts or humanities, and participating in racially diverse interactions or racially oriented events.
Descriptors: College Students, Predictor Variables, Racial Relations, Dating (Social), Regression (Statistics), Student Surveys, College Freshmen, Student Characteristics, Student Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California