Attitudes of college students toward interracial dating


The article investigates the attitudes towards interracial dating in the United States.

It informs that the issue of interracial relationships has historically been a difficult one for the U.

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The film gave increased cultural emphasis to the issue of transracial adoption (defined as the adoption of a child from a race different from that of the adoptive parent).

Previous research on this issue has concerned social workers attitude/perceptions of transracial adoption (Carter-Black, 2002; Lightfoot, 1989), the prediction of attitudes toward transracial adoption (Hollingsworth, 2000), and the experience of transracial adoption from the point of view of adoptees and their parents (Simon, 1996).

This study was designed to examine the attitudes of undergraduate students toward interracial dating.

The study examined the influence of race, gender, and previous interracial dating experience on interracial dating attitudes.

The independent variable of racial identity salience was also examined.