Intercultural learning among Russian immigrant recruits in the Israeli army

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    In Israel, where over one million immigrants from the former Soviet Union (FSU) arrived during the past decade, compulsory military service provides young immigrants with an opportunity for acculturation. These youth are regarded as a population at risk, as they both face the trials of adjustment to a new society and are in the midst of their identity formation, at decision-making crossroads regarding future life goals. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to examine how a group of young immigrants from the FSU use their military conscription in the context of their acculturation, investigating its actual effect on their coping in the host society.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)292-306
    Number of pages15
    JournalArmed Forces and Society
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Jan 2006


    • Cross-cultural transition
    • Immigrants
    • Intercultural learning
    • Israel Defense Forces
    • Military service
    • Russian youths

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • Safety Research


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