Value Similarity with Mothers and Peers and Family Climate as Predictors of Well-Being of Russian Youth in Latvia

  • Tatiana Ryabichenko
  • Nadezhda Lebedeva
  • Irina Plotka
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Part of the Societies and Political Orders in Transition book series (SOCPOT)

Abstract

Parent-child value transmission may be seen as a source of culture maintenance for migrant and ethnic minority families. However, the transmission of the culture of origin might impede the adaptation to a new cultural environment (Schönpflug, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 32:174–185, 2001). Value congruence of the individual and dominating cultural environment may contribute to the subjective well-being of the individual (Sagiv & Schwartz, European Journal of Social Psychology 30:177–198, 2000). In this study, we explored how value similarities of Russian youth with their mothers and with their Russian and Latvian peers along with the perceived psychological closeness to their mothers relate to psychological well-being of Russian youth in Latvia. The sample consisted of Russian late adolescents/youth, N = 107, age 16–24; their mothers, N = 107, age 35–59; and 120 Latvian peers, N = 120, age 16–19. The results have shown that perceived psychological closeness to their mothers positively related to psychological well-being of Russian youth. We found a positive relationship of youth-peers value similarity in self-enhancement and psychological well-being of Russian youth but only in the case of Russian peers.

Keywords

Value transmission Value similarity Psychological closeness Life satisfaction Self-esteem Psychological well-being Ethnic minorities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatiana Ryabichenko
    • 1
  • Nadezhda Lebedeva
    • 1
  • Irina Plotka
    • 2
  1. 1.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Baltic International AcademyRigaLatvia

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