Pinoy Ako Scale: Development and Initial Validation of a Scale on the Global Filipino Immigrant Experience
This study examines the Pinoy Ako (I am Filipino) Scale to investigate the experience of the global Filipino immigrant. From surveying 352 Filipinos in 22 countries, findings point to a 3-factor structure for 21 scale items: (1) rootedness in family and Philippine culture, (2) experiencing the sacrifices of migrating, and (3) thriving in a host culture. Filipino immigrants with 10 or fewer years in residency reported significantly higher levels of rootedness to family and Philippine culture; those with 20 or more years in residency reported significantly higher levels of thriving in the host country. All participants similarly experienced the sacrifices of migrating.
Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies
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Ma. Teresa G. Tuason & Daniel Alan Crutchfield Jr. (2021) Pinoy Ako Scale: Development and Initial Validation of a Scale on the Global Filipino Immigrant Experience, Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, DOI: 10.1080/15562948.2021.2002491