Overview of Literature
The review of literature in this chapter is divided into three sections. The first section summarizes the state of research on Asian Pacific American college students’ attitudes toward racial issues. The second section discusses various factors in students’ lives that are theorized or have been found to influence their racial attitudes. The final section introduces literature from various social science fields that illuminate factors in Asian Pacific American students’ backgrounds that may have an impact on their racial attitudes. This literature overview will then, in Chapter Three, culminate in a conceptual framework by which the principle research questions of this study will be examined.