Components of value-semantic sphere of personality as predictors of migration intentions among the youth (on the example of Komsomolsk-on-Amur).



The article is devoted to the study of migration intentions among young people in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The study tested two hypotheses: 1) differences between groups of young people with different migration activity will be manifested in the mismatch between values and their accessibility, as well as in the level of subjective well-being; 2) components of the value-semantic sphere are predictors of migration intentions among young people. The sample group included 130 subjects aged 16—25 years (mean age 23.1 years). To explore value-semantic sphere was used the methodology of E.B. Fantalova “level of correlation between “value” and “accessibility” in various spheres of life” and the Index of personal well-being. The results of the study showed that 26% of young people are not going to change their place of residence, 22% — are going to leave the city. Step-by-step regression analysis allowed us to identify explanatory models that predict the migration activity of young people. Subjective well-being is the most significant predictor of migration intentions (28% of variance). The second place is occupied by the sharpness of the mismatch between the importance of values and their subjective accessibility (26% of the variance).

General Information

Keywords: migration intentions, predictors, subjective well-being, values, intrapersonal conflict, youth

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article


Funding. This work was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (project №142/2018D «Social and psychological factors of youth migration in Komsomolsk-on-Amur»).

For citation: Bakina A.V., Orlova O.A., Yaremtchuk S.V. Components of value-semantic sphere of personality as predictors of migration intentions among the youth (on the example of Komsomolsk-on-Amur).. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2019. Vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 95–113. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2019100208. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Anna V. Bakina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Department of Education Psychology, Amur State University of Humanities and Pedagogy, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Olga A. Orlova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Department of Education Psychology, Amur State University of Humanities and Pedagogy, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia, e-mail:

Svetlana V. Yaremtchuk, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Department of Education Psychology, Amur State University of Humanities and Pedagogy, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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