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self-identification Line breaks: self-identi¦fi¦ca¦tion

Definition of self-identification in English:


[mass noun]
The attribution of certain characteristics or qualities to oneself: self-identification by the old person as sick or inadequate
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  • Questions concerning parent ethnicity and self-identification are not scored, but can be used for ethnic categorization.
  • There are a number of factors that may keep men out of treatment, ranging from lack of self-identification to perceived stigma.
  • If you choose to meet offline at any point, your self-identification can lead to actual physical harm.
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