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Psychology and Law

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2222-5196

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

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Сoping with stress in migrant workers 1268

Granskaya Yu.V.
PhD in Psychology, Associate professor, Psychology Department, St. Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia
e-mail: j.granskaya@spbu.ru

Lizhenkova E.V.
St.Petersburg, Russia

Abstract
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.

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

Column: Foreign Studies in Legal Psychology

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

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