Roommate Conflict: Does Race Matter?

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    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      conflict mediation programs
      intergroup communication theory
      intergroup conflict on campus
      interracial roommate conflict
      roommates and race
    • Abstract:
      Two studies examined whether race of a roommate or a residence hall advisor had any effect on use of mediation for participants from two regions of the United States. Results from the first study showed that European Americans from the Midwest were likely to seek outside help when the roommate was a different race from them. The racial identity of the resident hall advisor did not appear to matter. Participants with stronger ethnic identification made more negative internal attributions about disruptive roommates. The data from the second study collected in the Southeastern United States showed that European Americans were more likely than African Americans to seek third-party help with a disruptive roommate. As in the first study, participants with stronger ethnic identification made more negative internal attributions about difficult roommates. Implications of mediation theory for structuring effective mediation sessions and persuading students to use university residence hall mediation services are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Department of Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
      2Department of Communication & Journalism, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
      3School of Communication, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
    • ISSN:
      1064-6175
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/10646170903303840
    • Accession Number:
      44873769
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BRESNAHAN, M. et al. Roommate Conflict: Does Race Matter? Howard Journal of Communications, [s. l.], v. 20, n. 4, p. 394–412, 2009. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 17 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Bresnahan M, Guan X, Shearman S, Donohue W. Roommate Conflict: Does Race Matter? Howard Journal of Communications. 2009;20(4):394-412. doi:10.1080/10646170903303840.
    • APA:
      Bresnahan, M., Guan, X., Shearman, S., & Donohue, W. (2009). Roommate Conflict: Does Race Matter? Howard Journal of Communications, 20(4), 394–412. https://doi.org/10.1080/10646170903303840
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bresnahan, MaryJiang, Xiaowen Guan, SachiyoMorinaga Shearman, and WilliamA. Donohue. 2009. “Roommate Conflict: Does Race Matter?” Howard Journal of Communications 20 (4): 394–412. doi:10.1080/10646170903303840.
    • Harvard:
      Bresnahan, M. et al. (2009) ‘Roommate Conflict: Does Race Matter?’, Howard Journal of Communications, 20(4), pp. 394–412. doi: 10.1080/10646170903303840.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bresnahan, M, Guan, X, Shearman, S & Donohue, W 2009, ‘Roommate Conflict: Does Race Matter?’, Howard Journal of Communications, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 394–412, viewed 17 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Bresnahan, MaryJiang, et al. “Roommate Conflict: Does Race Matter?” Howard Journal of Communications, vol. 20, no. 4, Oct. 2009, pp. 394–412. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/10646170903303840.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bresnahan, MaryJiang, Xiaowen Guan, SachiyoMorinaga Shearman, and WilliamA. Donohue. “Roommate Conflict: Does Race Matter?” Howard Journal of Communications 20, no. 4 (October 2009): 394–412. doi:10.1080/10646170903303840.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bresnahan M, Guan X, Shearman S, Donohue W. Roommate Conflict: Does Race Matter? Howard Journal of Communications [Internet]. 2009 Oct [cited 2019 Oct 17];20(4):394–412. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=44873769&custid=s8280428