This study sought to better understand the challenges of relationship formation as perceived by black, female students at Bridgewater State University (BSU). In particular, the study sought to understand what specific challenges black women at BSU experience in forming relationships with professors and with their peers in friendships and romantic relationships; whether these challenges have changed over time; and whether these challenges are similar to or different from those faced by the subjects other researchers have studied. The research will be useful to students, faculty, and the administrators at BSU and can be used to inform these groups about the experiences of black female students. This research also aims to make black female students feel more comfortable to form relationships in a college setting.
Devonish, Erica and Meritus, Amanda
Black Women at BSU: A Qualitative Study of Relationship- Building Challenges at a Predominantly White Institution.
Undergraduate Review, 15, 57-80.
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