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Title Changes in Self-Image Resulting from Migration
Author Olga Yu. Zotova, Elena B. Perelygina, Sergey V. Mostikov
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DOI 10.35853/UfH-RMP-2019-SP07
Section Social Psychology
Year Index UDK 159.923.2:325.1 Pages 286–293
Abstract The perception of one’s own identity is one of the basic moments of a personality construct as they relate to how people act; perceive the world around and with what social they identify themselves. While immersed in an alien culture these perceptions transform. The authors aimed to examine differences in selfimages of the Russian-speaking emigrants before and after emigration. Our hypothesis implies significant differences in self-image upon immersing in another cultural environment. The objective we set resides in identifying aspects of selfimage exposed to transformations and the degree of these changes. For data accumulating before and after the process of international migration with a period of 14 months, we exploited M. Kuhn and T. McPartland’s test “Who am I?” The data demonstrated statistically significant differences in the respondents’ self –image in the course of adaptation. The results allow us to conclude that with a changing social situation self-perception also most alternations exhibit those aspects of selfimage through which the respondents interacted with a host-country population. We believe that self-image presents a hierarchically organized, complex, and dynamic structure with the core and the periphery. The components of self-image can rebuild itself in response to a situation of social interaction.
  • identity
  • self-image
  • emigration
For citation Zotova OYu, Perelygina EB, Mostikov SV. Changes in Self-Image Resulting from Migration. In: Zaks LA, Semitko AP, Mitsek SA, et al. (еds.) Russian Man and Power in the Context of Dramatic Changes in Today’s World: Collection of academic papers from the 21st Russian scientific-practical conference (with international participation) (Yekaterinburg, April 12–13, 2019). Yekaterinburg: Liberal Arts University – University for Humanities; 2019. p. 286–293. Available from: doi:10.35853/UfH-RMP-2019-SP07.
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Funding Тhe article was supported with a grant from the Russian Science Foundation (project № 18-18-00112).
Submitted 09.08.2019
Accepted 10.09.2019