Ethnicity and Emotional Support in Same-Sex Friendship: A Comparison of Asian-American, African-Americans, and Euro-Americans
Emotional support is a central feature around which white, middle-class adults organize their same-sex friendships. The purpose of this study was to examine whether emotional support is accorded the same significance in the friendships of Asian- and African-Americans. Participants included 199 students (60 Euro-American men and women, 80 Asian-American men and women, and 59 African-American men and women) attending either a state or private university in California.
Recommended CitationSamter, Wendy; Whaley, Bryan B.; Mortenson, Steven T.; and Burleson, Brant R., "Ethnicity and Emotional Support in Same-Sex Friendship: A Comparison of Asian-American, African-Americans, and Euro-Americans" (1997). Communication Journal Articles. Paper 51.