Psychological Well-being of Jewish Emigrants
On June 23th, Evgenia G. Nemirovskaya (MSc Psychology, prospective doctoral student at HSE) presented her report on Psychological Well-being of Jewish Emigrants at the research seminar 'Culture Matters'.
Traditionally, the history of the 20th century is divided into four waves of Russian emigration. Now the mass media talk about the fifth wave, but this phenomenon has not become a subject of psychological research yet. In some emigration flows, Jews were an absolute majority among emigrants, despite the small number of Jews in comparison with the titular nation and other ethnic groups living in Russia.
The present study involved 224 people aged from 26 to 58 years, the Russian-speaking Jews in accordance with the wording of the Law on the return of the state of Israel and their family members living in the emigration ― 115 people, and in the republics of the former USSR ― 99 people.
During the discussion, the speaker received informative feedback on her study, including suggestions for improving the design of the study and the data analysis methods used.