TITLE

Ethnic Identity of Minority No-Fee Preservice Students

AUTHOR(S)
Yang, Shuhan; Li, Ling; Yalikunjiang, Aisige; Tao, Xunyu; Li, Quan; Gong, Siyuan
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Chinese Education & Society;Mar-Jun2013, Vol. 46 Issue 2/3, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study used a questionnaire to survey ethnic identity among 329 ethnic minority no-fee preservice students at Southwest University. The results indicated that: (1) Ethnic minority no-fee students have a relatively strong sense of identity with both their ethnicity and the Chinese nation, and the correlation between the two is positive. Their identification with the society and culture of the Chinese nation is significantly higher than their cultural and social identity with their ethnicity, and their sense of belonging to their ethnicity is higher than their sense of belonging to the Chinese nation. (2) The ethnic identities of minority no-fee students differ significantly based on gender, religious beliefs, year-in-school, and language use. Women have a stronger ethnic identity than men; students with religious beliefs have a stronger ethnic identity than those with no religious beliefs; first- and second-year students have a higher cultural identity with the Chinese nation and with their ethnic group than students in other years; and students who use the language of their ethnic group have higher ethnic identity scores than other students. (3) The ethnic identity of minority no-fee student subjects has a significant impact on where they intend to live and work. Students with a stronger ethnic identity are more willing to live and work in areas where their ethnic group is concentrated.
ACCESSION #
89565380

 

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