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intr.v. self-i·den·ti·fied, self-i·den·ti·fy·ing, self-i·den·ti·fies
To believe or assert that one belongs to a certain group or class: people who self-identify as conservative.

self′-i·den′ti·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.


identification of oneself with some other person or thing.
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The cockatoo stepped upon Daughtry's inviting index finger, swiftly ascended his shirt sleeve, and, on his shoulder, claws sunk into the flimsy shirt fabric till they hurt the flesh beneath, leaned head to ear and uttered in gratitude and relief, and in self-identification: "Cocky.
For instance, in 2007 I concluded (from an analysis of 2005 public opinion data) that the legitimacy of the Supreme Court in the eyes of the American people was not closely related to ideological or partisan self-identifications. (3)
Performance evaluations are indeed connected to ideological self-identifications, and less so to partisanship, but the Court's institutional legitimacy shows no signs of partisan polarization, and only the weakest signs of ideological polarization.
Figure 3 reports the basic relationship between institutional support and partisan identifications; Figure 4 reports the relationship using ideological self-identification as the independent variable.
Results from the previous qualitative study [30] indicated four core themes on the experience of vision loss: self-awareness of impairment, self-identifications with the impairment, perceived social support, and perceived well-being.
A recent qualitative study also investigating the experiences of young and middle-aged adults with vision loss identified four core themes: self-awareness of impairment, self-identification with impairment, perceived social support, and perceived well-being [30].
The second part, the present study, explores possible associations between the previously identified core themes (i.e., self-awareness of impairment, self-identification with impairment, perceived social support, and perceived well-being) and depressive levels.
First, I was far more interested in beliefs than affiliations or self-identifications because I was investigating the sources of the founding ideas; hence the title of the book.
The Jewish population in Russia is culturally diverse and it is impossible to speak about a single Jewish self-identification. There is a set of cultural self-identifications based on different symbols and values (Nosenko 2004).
The analysis of texts enables me to suggest a classification of cultural self-identifications of persons of Jewish origin in Russia and their relationship with their religious choice.
That relationship serves as the pivot for her study of how women in China make sense of the shifts in practices and representations of gender over the past half century, and how their gendered self-identifications both sustain and contest discriminatory social practices.
Alternately they grapple with the familial roles each adopts in relation to "mothering" as an erotic potential in their familial connections to one another, in addition to their respective sexual self-identifications. Throughout the documentary Anita rejects Adrian's mothering as invasive and traumatic to her own relation with her father, instead seeking the succor of Adrian's acceptance of her as an equal in li ght of the allegations of paternal abuse that negate Anita's claims for an erotic connection with "mother." On the other hand, and despite her frustrations with the mediator role, Anni soothes Adrian, the outraged daughter-sister-turned-mother to siblings at a young age.