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The quality of inter- and intra-ethnic friendships among roma and non-roma students in Hungary

Kisfalusi, Dorottya (2016) The quality of inter- and intra-ethnic friendships among roma and non-roma students in Hungary. Corvinus journal of sociology and social policy, 7 (1). pp. 3-26. DOI 10.14267/CJSSP.2016.01.01

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Official URL: http://cjssp.uni-corvinus.hu/index.php/cjssp/article/view/147


Abstract

In this paper I compare the quality of inter- and intra-ethnic friendships. Findings of previous studies suggest that interethnic friendships are less likely to be characterized by closeness and intimacy than friendships among same-ethnic peers. I analyze data of a Hungarian panel study conducted among Roma and non-Roma Hungarian secondary school students. Descriptive analysis of 13 classes shows that interethnic friendships are indeed less often characterized by a co-occurring trust, perceived helpfulness, or jointly spent spare time nomination than intra-ethnic ones. This association holds if I include self-declared ethnicity as well as peer perceptions of ethnicity into the analysis. Analyzing self-declared ethnicity of students I also find that interethnic relations are less often reciprocated than intra-ethnic ones. If I concentrate on ethnic peer perceptions, however, I find that outgoing nominations of non-Roma students are more often reciprocated by classmates perceived as Roma than by classmates perceived as non-Roma.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:adolescents, friendship, interethnic relations
Subjects:Education
Sociology
Projects:OTKA K81336, TÁMOP 4.2.2/B-10/1-2010-0023
DOI:10.14267/CJSSP.2016.01.01
ID Code:2403
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:19 Jul 2016 08:25
Last Modified:19 Jul 2016 08:25

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