Heterogeneity vs. Homogeneity

Chinese are not all alike, but have a lot in common.

(Chen, 1994)

Many American-born Chinese, although not as traditional, may still retain values of respect for authority and elders, passivity, family values, and fatalism (Lassiter, 1995).

There is a lack of culturally sensitive assessment instruments, so caution is advised in interpreting questionnaires and other instruments that have not been validated cross-culturally. (Lum, 1995)