Studia Migracyjne – Przegląd Polonijny

Social Capital and Agency in the Peer Socialization Strategies of Migrant Children in Poland

Data publikacji: 31.12.2021

Studia Migracyjne – Przegląd Polonijny, 2021 (XLVII), Nr 4 (182), s. 117 - 137



Anzhela Popyk
SWPS The University of Social Sciences, Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4627-3517 Orcid
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The transnational transitions of migrant children are complex, mobility-affected processes during which they mediate between various social fields. Their attachment to these fields is often determined by different socialization agents, among which great attention should be paid to peers and friends. Peers not only introduce a new culture and society to migrant children but also affect the young migrants’ motivation, formation of identity, and group socialization. This study adopts the theory of social capital and agency, defined by Putnam, to explore migrant children’s peer socialization strategies. It draws on qualitative research with migrant children in Poland aged 8–13, their parents, and their teachers, and is based on a child-centered approach. The findings present three main ways in which migrant children exercise their own agency to build social capital by maintaining ethnic/non-ethnic ties in the receiving country. The age, gender, and ethnic differences that appear in the application of peer socialization strategies are also revealed.


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Social Capital and Agency in the Peer Socialization Strategies of Migrant Children in Poland



Anzhela Popyk
SWPS The University of Social Sciences, Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4627-3517 Orcid
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SWPS The University of Social Sciences, Poland

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