Includes bibliographical references (p. -430) and index.
pt. I. Theoretical background and overview of the study. Introduction -- Theoretical orientations and major themes -- The site and the study -- pt. II. Sociopolitical attitudes and group identities: the entering student and persisting differences. Cultural diversity and sociopolitical attitudes at college entry -- The overall effects of college on students' sociopolitical attitudes -- The origins and persistence of ethnic identity among the new-immigrant groups -- In search of a common ingroup identity : national and university identities -- pt. III. The impact of specific university experiences on sociopolitical attitudes and academic adjustment. The effects of close intergroup contact : interethnic friendship and dating in college -- The effects of contact with ethnically diverse roommates -- Ethnic organizations and ethnic attitudes on campus -- Minority ethnic groups and the university experience -- pt. IV. Conclusions. Summary and theoretical integration.