Hi there,

Thanks a lot for reading this!

I'm struggling with SPSS for a long time now, so I'm happy that I found this forum.

I'm writing a master thesis about children from different ethnic groups and friendships. I have two research questions and I don't know which SPSS test I have to use. I hope someone can help me with 1 or both of my questions.

RQ1: Do children from a particulair ethnic group have more friendships with children from the same ethnic group or does the ethnic group not matter in choices of friendships?

For this RQ, I used a questionnaire with 250 learners from 7 different ethnic groups. In the questionnaire I asked who their friends from the class where and I noted the ethnic group from each friend.

RQ2: Do children form various ethnic groups value friendships different?

For this RQ, I used a questionnaire with 250 learners from 7 different ethnic groups. The questionnaire consisted of 40 statements. Each statement could be answered with: not nice, nice, very nice. The 40 statements consisted of three underlying factors (appeared from the factor analysis).

Which SPSS test can I use best for these RQs? The different ethnic groups are not equal. That's definitely a problem in RQ1. I already added a percentage of how big the chance is to came from a certain ethnic group, but I still don't know which test I have to use.

Thanks in advance