Abstract

In this study, the author examines the influence of college friendship groups on students' intellectual self-confidence and educational aspirations. Findings indicate that at the interpersonal level, the competing effects of relative deprivation and environmental press are present among white students. Racial diversity in the friendship group was found to have positive effects, but only for students of color.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1538-4640
Print ISSN
0022-1546
Pages
pp. 446-471
Launched on MUSE
2004-07-12
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived
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