2017: Work, School & Social Groups
Examining the experience of East, Southeast, and South Asian men in the United States in work, school, and in organized social groups (10-15 mins).

Survey closes Sunday December 3rd (midnight Pacific)
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What is your gender? *


 
This study was meant to explore the experiences of Asian American men — you are free to complete the survey and we may take a a look, but please know that your responses will not be recorded in our aggregate results.

 
What is your age? *


 
What best represents your mother's ethnicity? *


 
What best represents your father's ethnicity? *


 
What best represents your immigration status? *


 
In your own words: what is your race / ethnicity? *

 
What genders are you romantically interested in? *


 
What is your marital status? *


 
Please select your highest level of education *


 
What was your graduate degree(s) in? *

 
What was your college major(s)? *


 
Section 1: Family Expectations

 
"Growing up, my parents and/or family expected me to..."

 
Do well in school *

 
Play a musical instrument *

 
Participate in organized athletics *

 
Participate in other extracurricular activities (e.g. debate, math olympiad, model UN, etc) *

 
Attend organized religious activities that are a part of my ethnic culture. *

 
Study my ethnic culture outside of regular schooling (e.g. "Sunday School") *

 
Get a paid job outside of the home *

 
Attend a highly ranked / selective university *

 
Choose from a particular set of majors *

 
I was expected to pursue one of the following majors: *


 
Choose from a particular set of careers: *

 
I was expected to pursue one of the following careers *


 
My parent's and family's reasons for why those careers were worthwhile included: *


 
Which statement best represents your parental status / intentions? *


 
Consider this statement: “The way I will raise my children will be similar to the way my parents raised me” *

 
"I have / will have expectations for my children to..."

 
Do well in school *

 
Play a musical instrument *

 
Participate in organized athletics *

 
Participate in other extracurricular activities (e.g. debate, math olympiad, model UN, etc) *

 
Attend organized religious activities that are a part of ethnic ethnic culture. *

 
Study their ethnic culture outside of regular schooling (e.g. "Sunday School") *

 
Get a paid job outside of the home *

 
Attend a highly ranked / selective university *

 
Choose from a particular set of majors *

 
I have / will have expectations for them to pursue the following majors: *


 
Choose from a particular set of careers *

 
I have expectations for them to pursue the following careers: *


 
My reasons for why those careers are worthwhile include: *


 
Section 2: Work

 
Please indicate your annual income, including money from jobs, net income from business activities or rent, dividends, or interest *


 
What best describes your current employment status? *


 
What is your current (or most recent) job title? *

 
In your current role, are you a people manager? *

Including everyone in your reporting chain

 
What elements of your current job are you most satisfied with? (pick up to 3) *


 
What elements of your current job are you least satisfied with? (pick up to 3) *


 
Overall, how satisfied are you with your career? *

 
What is your current career objective and how are you working towards it?

(e.g. learn a new skill, get promoted, change industries, etc)
 
Section 3: Social Groups

 
What kind of presence did Greek life (fraternities & sororities) have on your college campus (if education includes college)? *


 
Were you a part of a fraternity in college? *


 
Did your fraternity have a theme or focus? *


 
What were the most positive aspects of joining a fraternity for you? (pick up to 3) *


 
What were the least positive aspects of joining a fraternity for you? (pick up to 3) *


 
"Looking back, being a part of a fraternity is something I ___"

 
What was the primary reason you did not join a fraternity? *


 
In high school, college, or graduate school, were you a part of any extracurricular (non-fraternity) groups for at least one full year? (Check all that apply) *


 
Did any of the school groups you were a part of have an Asian theme? (Check all that apply) *


 
"Looking back, being a part of an extracurricular group at school is something I ___"

 
Outside of school, have you been a part of any organized non-work groups in the last two years? (Check all that apply) *


 
Did any of the groups you were a part of have an Asian theme? (Check all that apply) *


 
If you are / have been a part of an Asian-themed group — how has that shaped or influenced who you are today?

E.g. fraternity, extracurricular, professional group
 
"Of the people I consider my close friends ___" *


 
"Of the people I consider my close friends ____" *


 
"Of my close non-Asian friends ___" *


 
"I feel ______ around Asian people than with non-Asian people." *


 
Section 4: Institutional Experiences

 
Have people assumed in a work or classroom setting, without prior knowledge, that you:

 
are related to other Asian people you are with *


 
are an immigrant *


 
do not speak English as your first language *


 
are not outgoing *


 
are good at math *


 
are good at science *


 
are good with computers *


 
have poor athletic abilities *


 
lack social skills *


 
lack leadership skills *


 
are quiet or shy *


 
practice Buddhism *


 
practice Hinduism *


 
practice Islam *


 
practice Sikhism *


 
Have you ever witnessed someone in a work or classroom setting express the sentiment that:

 
It is / will be difficult to tell two or more Asian people apart *


 
It is / will be difficult to remember the name of someone who is Asian *


 
Asian countries are equivalent or very similar to each other *


 
Someone of Asian descent does not have a genuine interest in a particular field because that field has been pursued traditionally by Asian people *


 
The work or ideas of someone who is Asian are inherently of lower quality than someone who is White *


 
The work or ideas of someone who is Asian are inherently of higher quality than someone who is White *


 
That there are too many Asians in a particular school, organization, or area *


 
It is important to learn how to pronounce the name of something of Asian origin *


 
It is important to learn how to pronounce the name of something of European origin *


 
Have you ever experienced the following in a work or classroom setting?

 
Someone confused me with another Asian person *


 
Someone mispronounced my name *


 
Someone misspelled my name *


 
Someone attempted to guess my ethnic background *


 
Someone asked me "what color are you?" *


 
Someone I do not know attempted to converse with me in an Asian language *


 
Someone recognized me for my technical ability *


 
Someone recognized me for my leadership ability *


 
Someone recognized me for working hard *


 
Someone recognized me for being creative *


 
Please select the response that best fills in the blank for the following statements

 
"Overall, my race / ethnicity has prompted ______ treatment by others in the workplace or classroom." *

 
"Overall, my gender has prompted ______ treatment by others in the workplace or classroom." *

 
"All else equal, being White is a ____ compared to being Asian in the workplace or classroom." *

 
"All else equal, I think being Black is a ____ compared to being Asian in the workplace or classroom." *

 
"All else equal, being Latino is a ____ compared to being Asian in the workplace or classroom." *

 
"All else equal, being a woman is a ____ compared to being a man in the workplace or classroom." *

 
"All else equal, being an Asian woman is a ____ compared to being an Asian man in the workplace or classroom." *

 
Section 5: Final Questions

 
What advice do you have for Asian American men who are entering college or graduate school today?

 
What advice do you have for Asian American men who are entering the workforce today?

 
Do you have any other thoughts or comments?

 
Do you give The Asian American Man Study permission to cite and/or publicize aspects of your response? *

     
Thank you for completing this year's Asian American Man Study!
— Jason & Alan

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