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Given the internal diversity and rapid expansion of the population, a major empirical question is whether the panethnic term “Asian American” is recognized and has meaning among individuals of Asian descent in America. If yes, who among Asian Americans adopt this term as an aspect of their self-identity and with what degree of intensity? If not, what other identity modes are preferred and why? CHAPTER 2 Who Am I? Mapping Ethnic Self-Identities In this chapter, we seek answers to the following questions: (a) How do individuals of Asian descent identify themselves and why?
In this section, we measure ethnic self-identity among Asian American adults with a set of three questions on the type of self-identity, identification with the pan-Asian American label, and intensity of pan-Asian American identification. We also distinguish between a preferred self-identity and a secondary self-identity as a result of forced choice. Responses to the first selfidentity question are treated as the preferred or primary identity. Responses to the follow-up questions on pan-Asian American identification are treated as the secondary identity.
S. Stay. S. stay is equal to their age (see below). For the foreign-born, the average number of years they live in the United States on a permanent basis is 13 years, with about half of the respondents living in the United States for at least 10 years. S. S. stay of 11 years. S. stay of 12 years. Length of Local Residence. 8 years in their present city or town. 8 years. Besides the Japanese (47 percent), both Filipinos (16 percent) and Chinese (12 percent) also include a significant proportion of the respondents who have lived in the local area for 21 or more years.
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