Social and psychological adaptation in a new country can be more or less successful depending on a number of factors. Research into behavioral patterns of migrants residing in Russia has revealed differences in their acculturation strategies and other expressions of migrant ethnic identity. These is a noticeable dependence on types of migrant settlement which can be compact or widespread. Local host population also demonstrates an unequal attitude toward compactly and diffusely settled migrants. This paper describes an attempt to find and analyze correlations between the length of residing in a new ethno-cultural environment, involvement in regional ethnic communities, contact with the host population, and ethnic identity. Differences in adaptation strategies develop three main ethnic identity models. Each model reflects general indicators of migrant adjustability to a new environment and new life.
SOURCE: Konstantinov, Vsevolod. “The Role of the Host Local Population in the Process of Migrants’ Adaptation.” Social Sciences, 2017, 6(3), 92; doi:10.3390/socsci6030092 (registering DOI) (This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from the Conference “Europe and Its Immigrants in the 21th Century)
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