Emigration intentions of youth: theoretical foundations of the study and categorical diversity (a review of international studies)



The article deals with the overview of modern international studies of emigration intentions of youth. The special role of psychological research in this scientific field is substantiated. The article reviews the procedural models of voluntary emigration. The paper analyses the significance of the social context and the role of the “migration culture” by shaping the emigration activity of the individual. The article describes the categorical variety of youth emigration intentions in international studies. The article analyses the main research strategies, measurement methods and current trends by conducting such psychological research. It is promising to compare the analyzed results of international studies with those of national scientists in the area under consideration. The data presented in the article can be useful in organizing and conducting socio-psychological empirical studies aimed at identifying the driving forces behind the emigration activity of young people in Russia and other countries.

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Keywords: models of voluntary emigration, culture of migration, emigration intentions, emigration desire, emigration aspiration, emigration intention, emigration planning, youth

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: review article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2021100306

Funding. The reported study was funded by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), project number 20-013-00156 «Social and psychological space of emigration intentions of youth: cross-cultural analysis».

For citation: Murashcenkova N.V. Emigration intentions of youth: theoretical foundations of the study and categorical diversity (a review of international studies) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2021. Vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 57–67. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2021100306. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Nadezhda V. Murashcenkova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Psychology, HSE University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0793-3490, e-mail: ncel@yandex.ru



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