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Age of the respondent

1 0

if respondent receives primary school education if respondent never receives formal education or never been to school

1 0

if respondent receives secondary school education if respondent never receives formal education or never been to school

1 0

if respondent receives tertiary school education if respondent never receives formal education or never been to school

The independent variables used in the Logit analysis are as shown below:

AGE

=

D1EDU

=

D2EDU

=

D3EDU

=

GENDER

=

MAJOR

=

KNOW

=

BELONG

=

1

if respondent is male

0

if is female

Identification with the majority groups (the higher the value, the more is the identification with the majority groups)

Knowledge of respondent about his (her) ethnic group (the higher the value, the more is the knowledge about ethnic group)

Sense of belonging to the ethnic group (the the higher the value, the higher is the sense of belonging to the ethnic group)

4. Discussion of Findings

Table 1 show the sample means and standard deviation of the variables used in the analysis. The average number of respondents not having an identity dilemma was only 22 percent. High number of respondents (88%) having some kind of identity dilemma is probably due to the connotation associated with being Indian Muslims.

The mean age of respondents in this research was 36.2 years with more than half of the respondents being male. The mean score for knowledge of ethnic group, identification with majority group and sense of belonging to the ethnic group was 8.94 points, 8.99 points, and 16.33 points respectively. Only the score of the identification with majority group almost reach half the total score that is 9 points. The average respondents receiving tertiary education was 39 percent, receiving secondary education was 44 percent, receiving primary education was 9 percent and not receiving education or having received informal education was 8 percent.

Table 1 Summary statistics of variables in the statistical model

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