Eurasian Journal of Biosciences

Ethnic identity and personal helplessness in young migrants from the Central Asia
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 2020 - Volume 14 Issue 2, pp. 4717-4722
  • Published Online: 31 Oct 2020
  • Open Access Full Text (PDF)


Growth of the external migration within the Russian Federation draws the attention of scientists to this problem. During the latest decade, the majority of foreign migrants (coming for work, study, or residence) are representatives of the Central Asian countries. The objective of this research is studying ethnic identity and personal helplessness in migrants coming from the Central Asian countries. The data obtained as a result of the conducted research allow making conclusions about orientation to interaction with other ethnic groups being stronger in migrants from the Central Asia who feature personal helplessness than in the ones characterized by independence and tending to shut themselves off communication with other ethnoses. According to the obtained data, the respondents with independence feature significantly higher indicators of ethnic nihilism, ethnic fanaticism, and ethnic isolationism than the tested ones with personal helplessness do. The found particularities of ethnic identity in migrants having different personal features allow integrating results of the research conducted into the ethnopsychological domain of knowledge. Similarly, they allow creating the theoretical basis for solving applied problems in social and psychological adaptation support rendered to migrants.


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