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Title Specificities of Handling Conflict Situations by Young People with Different Types of Ethnic Identity
Author(s) Yuliya I. Fomina
About the author(s)

Yuliya I. Fomina, Сand. Sci. (Psychology), associate professor, associate professor at Psychology chair of Tula State University, Tula, Russia.

DOI 10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.SP08
Section Socio-psychological section
Year 2019 UDK Index 159.922.4:316.628 Pages 81 - 87

The paper analyzed the behavioral characteristics of the individual in conflicts relating to a type of ethnic identity. Inter-state open boundaries lead to the coexistence of the titular ethnic group and representatives of other ethnicities. Despite the priority of interethnic tolerance in the modern culture of cross-ethnic interaction, examples of ethnic intolerance provoking inter-ethnic clashes are large in number. This defined the aim of our study, namely, the conflict behavior of young people with different types of ethnic identity. The respondents (n = 60) represented young people aged 18–27 belonging to the Russian ethnos. The following techniques were administered to the subjects: the Ethnic Identity Type Scale by G. U. Soldatova and S. V. Ryzhova, and The Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument for accessing personality predisposition to conflict behavior (adapted by N. V. Grishina). The results indicated the prevalence of the hyper identity in this group. One more finding was that the testees with the positive ethnic identity prefer the Compromising and the Cooperating styles of handling conflicts; the respondents with the hypo positive identity follow Avoiding and Compromising styles of handling conflicts. Thus, if one considers a sphere of interethnic conflict, an essential factor of their acceleration and, in particular, the resolution will be the national belonging of individuals involved.

Keywords ethnic identity, types of ethnic identity, ethnic conflict, strategies of conflict behavior, youth, the Russian.
For citation

Fomina YuI. Specificities of Handling Conflict Situations by Young People with Different Types of Ethnic Identity. In: Perelygina EB, Zotova OYu, Drozdova AV, Tarasova LV. (eds.) Wellbeing and Security in the Face of Social Transformations: Collection of academic papers from the 10th International Symposium (Yekaterinburg, July 9–10, 2019). Yekaterinburg: Liberal Arts University – University for Humanities; 2019. p. 81–87. Available from: doi:10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.SP08.

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Submitted 26.10.2019
Accepted 03.12.2019