Сoping with stress in migrant workers



Migration is an objective process in Russia as worldwide. It has always existed and played an important role in human history. The problem of migrant workers is acute in Russia, because it borders on 18 countries. The collapse of the USSR severely damaged the economy of many former socialist republics. Consequently, people who cannot find employment in their country are forced to migrate to Russia to earn money. Most migrant workers face social, economic and psychological problems. Often, lack of social skills adds more problems to their everyday life difficulties. These things cause stress reactions and slow down their adaptation process. On the other hand, one of the most difficult things for migrants is negative attitudes they encounter as newcomers. People around often associate migrants with illegal work, crime and terrorism. On a regular basis, media report about crimes committed by migrants.

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Keywords: migrant, labour workers, stress, coping strategies.

Journal rubric: Foreign Studies in Legal Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2015050410

For citation: Granskaya Y., Lizhenkova E. Сoping with stress in migrant workers [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2015. Vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 106–126. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2015050410.


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Information About the Authors

Yuliana Granskaya, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Associate Professor, Department of Health Psychology and Deviant Behavior, Faculty of Psychology, Saint Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7657-0948, e-mail: julianafm@hotmail.ru

Elizaveta Lizhenkova, St. Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia



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