Faculty Publications

Title

Comparing Hispanic-To-White Co-Cultural Communication at Four-Year, Public Hispanic Serving and Predominately White Institutions

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Co-Cultural Theory, Hispanic Students, Identity, Racism

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Communication Reports

Volume

30

Issue

2

First Page

104

Last Page

115

Abstract

This study explores two relatively untapped areas of instructional communication scholarship: Hispanic students’ communicative behaviors and the influence of context in student-to-student communication. Specifically, we utilize Co-Cultural Theory (CCT) to explore what, if any, differences exist in Hispanic students’ reports of their co-cultural communication when interacting with White students based on their enrollment in either a 4-year, public Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) or 4-year, public Predominately White Institution (PWI). We found that Hispanic students’ communicative approaches did not differ based on their institutional context. However, Hispanic students in the PWI group scored higher on accommodation as their preferred outcome than their Hispanic HSI counterparts. We argue the findings highlight both theoretical and pedagogical implications for researchers and instructors.

Original Publication Date

5-4-2017

DOI of published version

10.1080/08934215.2016.1268638

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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