Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology

Izvestiya of Saratov University.

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Gritsenko V. V. Life-Purpose Orientations of Spouses from the Migrant Workers’ Families Under Conditions of Long-Term Separation. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2014, vol. 3, iss. 4, pp. 330-333. DOI: 10.18500/2304-9790-2014-3-4-330-333

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Life-Purpose Orientations of Spouses from the Migrant Workers’ Families Under Conditions of Long-Term Separation

Gritsenko Valentina V., Smolensk Humanitarian University

The article presents the results of the empirical research of life-pur­pose orientations, gained from the sample of work migrant and non-migrant families’ spouses (N = 329) selected with D. A. Leontyev’s method. It was found out that male migrants have statistically smaller values compared to their wives and non-migrant spouses according to the general rate of life meaningfulness, for «Life goals», «Process of life», «Locus of control – life» scales, demonstrating the low level of future-oriented thinking, dissatisfaction with the present and weak hope for achieving their life goals. At the same time, their past experi­ence gives them a purpose of life («Productivity of life»), they derive their strength from it and feel strong and capable of controlling their own lives («Locus of control – I»).


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