Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology

Izvestiya of Saratov University.

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Grigoryev D. S. Influence of Ethnic Identity Expressiveness on the Choice of Acculturation Attitude by Migrants. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2015, vol. 4, iss. 1, pp. 63-66. DOI: 10.18500/2304-9790-2015-4-1-63-66

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Influence of Ethnic Identity Expressiveness on the Choice of Acculturation Attitude by Migrants

Grigoryev Dmitry S., International Scientific-Educational Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research, HSE, Moscow

The article presents study the influence of the salience of ethnic identity on choice migrant's acculturation attitude according to the theory of social identity by H. Tajfel and J. C. Turner and the theory of cognitive dissonance by L. Festinger. We suppose that migrants experienced uncomfortable in new cultural environment due to the inconsistency of their own cultural values and norms with norms and values of the host society. In order to regain their cognitive structure in consistency, migrants need to choice their acculturation attitude. In many ways the choice of acculturation attitude due to the characteristics of ethnic identity. Strong salience of ethnic identity may facilitate separation, weak salience will not prevent assimilation.


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