Universal Journal of Psychology Vol. 6(2), pp. 60 - 66
DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2018.060203
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Socialization in Multicultural Space: Determinations and Conditions

Martsinkovskaya T *, Chumicheva I , Khuzeeva G
Institute of Psychology, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia


Relevance and significance of socialization in the modern changing and multicultural space is connected both with social transitivity and expansion of interpersonal and intergroup communication. Globalization and mass migrations of people spread out socialization borders and demand the positive attitude towards norms and standards of native and foreign culture. These assumptions were tested in the course of empirical research of teenager's socialization in the megalopolis (Moscow) and the capital of Karelia Petrozavodsk. Teenagers from Petrozavodsk represent ethnically homogeneous group, the teenagers living in Moscow belonged to 9 ethnic groups. The obtained data showed the general for modern generation of the Russian youth tendency of essential increase of personal identity. In Karelia this tendency connected with orientation to the outside world and "mixed" ethic identity. This phenomenology increase tolerance to uncertainty and raise socialization's potentials in the multicultural environment. The materials received in Moscow allow allocating three levels of determination in teenager's socialization. This is the space of the big city which gives many variants of socialization and can be considered as the translator of common cultural and civil values. The second determinant is development's aims which unite teenagers of different ethnic groups. The third level is the nearest environment of the teenager. The received materials show that for socialization in multicultural environment is extremely important to give teenagers various sociocultural and ethnic patterns of socialization, which give the chance of self-realization in many spheres to teenagers of different ethnic groups.

Socialization, Personal and Social Identity, Multicultural Space

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Martsinkovskaya T , Chumicheva I , Khuzeeva G . "Socialization in Multicultural Space: Determinations and Conditions." Universal Journal of Psychology 6.2 (2018) 60 - 66. doi: 10.13189/ujp.2018.060203.