Does your personality make you more likely to migrate?
A new study is exploring how personality characteristics influence notÂ only whether someone will migrate, but where they choose to go, saysÂ Aidan Tabor, PhD candidate from the School of Psychology at NewÂ Zealand’s Victoria University of Wellington.
Aidan moved to New Zealand from the United States four years ago withÂ her family. Her past research projects have focused migrants from the UK, South Africa and India.
“Previously, researchers working in the US and Europe have found thatÂ certain personality traits are common among migrants,” says Aidan.
“But this research was primarily conducted with European and American university students. We don’t know if the pattern will be the same when we consider people from other cultures.
Researchers at Victoria University of Wellington’s Centre for AppliedÂ Cross-cultural Research are now seeking adult participants for anÂ online survey that explores personality as it relates to the migrationÂ intentions.
Participation is open for anyone age 18+ living in New Zealand, asÂ well as people living in other countries who are considering orÂ planning on moving internationally to any destination. The researchersÂ are particularly interested in hearing from people living in India whoÂ are considering or planning to emigrate.
One lucky participant will win a US$100 Amazon.com voucher. TakeÂ the online survey.
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