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Ethnic identity and its formation at children and adolescents from the schools of mun. Chisinau with Russian as teaching language

Author: Ivanova Nina
Degree:doctor of history
Speciality: 07.00.07 - Ethnology, Cultural and Historical Anthropology
Scientific adviser: Veaceslav Stepanov
doctor habilitat, professor, Institute of Cultural Heritage of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova
Institution: Institute of Cultural Heritage of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova


The thesis was presented on the 24 February, 2012
Approved by NCAA on the 23 May, 2012


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period of social transformations, ethnicity, ethnic identity, ethnic identification, ethnodifferentiative features, socialization, ethnosocial views, cognitive and social factors of formation of ethnic identity


Structure of the thesis: introduction, 3 chapters, conclusions, bibliography of 246 references, annexes, 138 pages of the base text, 15 tables, 6 diagrams. The obtained results are published in 16 scientific papers.

Field of research: ethnology, ethnic psychology, ethnic sociology, social psychology, cultural and historical anthropology.

Aim and objects: to define special characteristics of the process of formation of the ethnic identity and ethnic conceptualizations among the students of schools of the city of Chisinau with Russian as the teaching language, including schools with classes studying Ukrainian language. For this scope a theoretic-methodological analyses of the phenomenon of ethnic identity is carried out, as well as an empirical research of the peculiarities of the formation of ethnic identity and ethnic conceptualizations in the groups of Ukrainian and Russian school students.

Scientific novelty: realization in Moldova of empirical research of the formation of ethnic identity among children of the age under 13 in the period of transformation of the social structure; approbation and use in Moldova of a series of methods of study of the formation of ethnic identity and ethnic representations.

Scientific solved problem consist in the studying of the process of formation of ethnic identity at school students in Chisinau at the contemporary period.

Theoretical and applicative value: characteristic of the stages of formation of ethnic identity in dependence on the age and ethnic group; dependence of the process of ethnic identification on the cognitive stage of development and of the aggregate of the social factors; interdisciplinary approach in the study of ethnic identity; possibilities of application of the obtained results in: the programs organized to realize educational projects in different ethnic groups in the modern conditions, of some special courses on given topics at schools and high education institutions with the aim to raise tolerant interethnic relations in the civil type of society.