The Role of Multiple Identities and Acculturation Strategies in Psychological Well-Being of Crimean Tatars

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Ekaterina Kodja

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Nadezhda Lebedeva

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: October 18, 2018

Abstract

Recent geopolitical changes in Crimea initiated the process of massive identity transformation among ethnic majority and minority groups. Current study was aimed at examining the role of multiple identities and acculturation strategies in the psychological well-being of Crimean Tatar minority (N=80). The study revealed high motivation for ethno-cultural continuity among Crimean Tatars. The combination of ethnic, religious and place identities positively predicts both life-satisfaction and self-esteem. These combined identities also positively predict integration strategy and negatively assimilation strategy. Combined national and Russian ethno-linguistic identitiy positively predicts integration and assimilation strategies and negatively predicts separation strategy. The findings indicate the importance of taking historical, political, social context into account in the studies on minority issues.

Keywords: multiple identities, acculturation strategies, ethnic minorities, subjective well-being, motivation for ethno-cultural continuity

JEL Classification: F22

Suggested Citation

Kodja, Ekaterina and Lebedeva, Nadezhda, The Role of Multiple Identities and Acculturation Strategies in Psychological Well-Being of Crimean Tatars (October 18, 2018). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 97/PSY/2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3269231 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3269231

Ekaterina Kodja (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

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Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Nadezhda Lebedeva

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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