Cultural identity of Chinese professionals in the United States: Descriptive data from a recent survey
This study examined cultural identity of Chinese professionals in the United States. A total of 98 Chinese American professionals responded to a survey questionnaire. The sample was a highly educated group: 94% percent had a bachelor’s or graduate degrees. The average years of residence in the United States were 15. Tsai’s GEQ (General Ethnicity Questionnaire – the abridged version) and six additional items were used to measure Chinese cultural identity. Items on life satisfaction, views on aspects of the American society, and race/ethnicity specific experiences, developed specifically for this survey, were used to measure immigrant acculturation. Results indicate that overall, a majority of the people in the sample reported a bicultural orientation, and they were satisfied with their life in the United States. However, possible barriers and obstacles remain. These results are discussed in the context of immigrant acculturation process.
American Review of China Studies
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Zhan, Ginny Q., "Cultural identity of Chinese professionals in the United States: Descriptive data from a recent survey" (2008). Faculty Publications. 4631.