Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Homophily and Ethnic Background in the Classroom
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The research presents a study of ethnic homophily, i.e. the tendency of agents to be connected to similar others, in the school context. It uses two observations of the complete social network of a cohort of Swedish students (n=115) in a secondary school. The study analyses the scope of the selective attachment and the student’s possible motivations to seek similarity, as well as its interrelation to homophily induced by structural organization or foci. It focuses in the interrelation between the individual motivation to seek similarity and how the context of opportunity is organized. Sociometric data was collected during a school year and the model is based in crosscuts of the friendship network. Homophily in respect to ethnic origin was found in the first time point, with students making connections within the in-group. The effect of ethnic homophily seems to decrease between the time points, with evidence of an effect of structural constraints that gained importance over time. Results suggest that organisational divisions in classrooms play a decisive role in the pattern of friendship connections in the school

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Homophily, social network, inter-ethnic friendship, intra-ethnic friendship, school network, social group, structural constraints, school classrooms
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-117594OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-117594DiVA: diva2:813978
Presentation
(English)
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2015-10-08 Created: 2015-05-25 Last updated: 2015-10-08Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Homophily and Ethnic Background in the Classroom(813 kB)190 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 813 kBChecksum SHA-512
48d2e01a99e2ca8ad94c80400fe386972fb0fcee7fb5abacd6cb811410e65364260b23b25baece2078b7023f4937f1b86e5b8a0e7c52f273b4a9d3d8beb6bf31
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Sociology
Sociology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 190 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 163 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf