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URN etd-0716112-032711
Author Chun-Hui Chang
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Department Political Science
Year 2011
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title A Basic Understanding of Taiwanese State Identification with the Focus Group Interview
Date of Defense 2012-06-27
Page Count 84
Keyword
  • national identification
  • state identification
  • focus group interview
  • party identification
  • the issue Taiwan independence versus unification with the Mainland
  • Abstract State identification has been a more and more important issue in Taiwan since 1990. This study applies focus group interview for the analysis of state identification. Interviewers will progressive interpret the state identification of themselves through interaction in a small group by focus group interview. Accordingly, the facts on affecting Taiwanese in state identification can be exposed, and outwards of state identification of Taiwanese can be further explored.
      According to the findings of the study, party identification can drive state identification for Taiwanese, especially for those who have strong emotion in party identification. And their position of state identification is usually consistent with that of their identified party. Meanwhile, as for a Taiwanese who has weak emotion in party identification, age, provincial, background, and growing experience are the main factors that affect state identification. Moreover, concerning the symbol of the state, Taiwanese have different preferences and selections in parties and the name of the state. However, once the symbol of the state appears in an international occasion, national identification can drive a Taiwanese to generate a certain degree of emotion that connects with the symbol of the state. 
      Finally, this study further discovers that Taiwanese confuse the concept of national identification with that of state identification. The concept of national identification has always been used to discuss issues about Taiwan, and therefore Taiwanese are unaware of using national identification to discuss state identification.
    Advisory Committee
  • Da-Chi Liao - chair
  • Wen-Chun Chen - co-chair
  • Cheng-Shan Liu - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2012-07-16

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