Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Theodore A. Avtgis.
Scott A. Myers
The purpose of this study was to determine whether Foeman and Nance's (1999) model of interracial relationship development could be adapted into a generalizable interracial relationship typology and whether there would be distinct differences in the affective, cognitive, and behavioral dimensions of each stage. Long-table analysis of four focus group interviews confirmed differences among the four stages of Foeman and Nance's model. Further examination of focus group transcripts revealed differences between the affective, cognitive, and behavioral dimension of each stage, but few differences between the affective and cognitive dimensions across stages. Implications for the study of relationship development, limitations, and directions for future research are discussed.
D'Brot, Juan M., "The development of a typology for interracial relationships" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 861.