The sociocultural integratedness of figurative sphere and social well-being as predictors of commitment to a country



The article is devoted to the topical issue of social and cognitive grounds of commitment to a social community of a country and describes the results of the empirical research of the role of figurative sphere and social well-being of an individual in emergence of sovereign emigration intentions. The author has operationalized the notion of socioculturally integrated personality imaginative sphere and has designed the image and association test procedure to determine the intensity of the phenomenon, meant by the notion. 200 people (120 females and 80 males) aged 18 to 35 took part in the experiment. The research has revealed that commitment to one’s country is connected with high socioculturally integrated personality imaginative sphere. It has also proved that emigration intentions occur among both individuals with low and high satisfaction with social well-being. Low socioculturally integrated personality imaginative sphere appears to be one of the major predictors of sovereign emigration intentions. The article can be an interesting basis for further empirical and theoretical studies. This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities (project № 16-06-50134 «Commitment to one's country and emigration intentions: social and cognitive grounds»).

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Keywords: commitment to one’s country, emigration intentions, social well-being of an individual, socioculturally integrated personality imaginative sphere

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Frolova S.V. The sociocultural integratedness of figurative sphere and social well-being as predictors of commitment to a country. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2016. Vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 76–92. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2016070306. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Svetlana V. Frolova, PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor of the Department of Consultative Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, National Research Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia, e-mail:



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