Social-Psychological Model of the “Migration Circle”: Potential Emigrants, Migrants,Remigrants


А fundamentally new model of “migration circle” is considered in accordance with modern theo-ries of migration and adaptation. This model is represented in the following basic stages: starting- up (the potential emigrants), the main (directly emigrants), and final (re-emigrants). The benchmark analysis of values and dominant ethnic tendencies of migrants residing at different stages of migration (at the miscellaneous points of the “migration circle”) has revealed the existing of the significant differences in the value preferences’ structure, dominant ethnic tendencies, social and cultural distance. The received data allow forecasting accurate to 72% the emigrants’ success of adaptation to a new social and cultural environment. Accumulating during the investigation scientific theoretical material allows finding solution of many practical problems arising at the threshold of emigration (potential emigrants) either in situations of the return to Motherland (re-emigrants).

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Gurieva, S. and Kinunen, T. (2014) Social-Psychological Model of the “Migration Circle”: Potential Emigrants, Migrants,Remigrants. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 2, 174-182. doi: 10.4236/jss.2014.211023.

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