Moderating role of race/ethnicity in the relationship between college students’ self-concept and interracial contact on campuses in California

Authors

  • Meechai Orsuwan Department of Educational Leadership, College of Education, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
  • Darnell Cole University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education, Los Angeles, California 90089, United States

Keywords:

college experience, college students, interracial interactions, race, self-concept

Abstract

This study employed longitudinal data to investigate the conditional effect of race/ethnicity on the relationship between college interracial contact and students’ self-concept. There were two noteworthy findings. First, the research revealed notable changes in academic and social self-concept for students who engaged in interracial interactions over four years of college. Second, the analysis of interaction implied that diversity awareness activities benefited students’ self-concept, although certain groups of minority students may be more receptive to certain activities than others.

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Published

2022-02-02

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Research articles