Ethnic Identity and Career Aspiration of the Taiwanese Indigenous Students in the Era of Globalization

  •  Shan-Hua Chen    
  •  Cheng-Cheng Yang    
  •  Hsuan-Fu Ho    
  •  Li-Ping Wang    


This study is endeavored to explore the ethnic identity perceived by elite indigenous students studying at senior high schools, to examine their career aspiration, and to investigate their involvement in traditional cultural activities. The connotations of ethnic identity, four identity statuses theory, model of ethnic identity development and ethnic minority identity were reviewed. The results provided data for analyzing how certain activities may affect the ethnic identification process. Future research might replicate the methodology of this study with a specific focus on different types of high school.

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