An Analysis on the Migrant Workers' Selection Tendency of Reference Group

Lei LIU, Meng-fan GUO

Abstract


Migrant workers' selection tendency of reference group will influence their social psychological perception and attitude. Based on large-scale questionnaire data, this paper studied the influencing factors of migrant workers' selection tendency of reference group from 4 respects: (1) personal characteristics, (2) motivation to settle down in the urban areas, (3) self-efficacy, (4) perception of pressure. It is found that the migrant workers of having higher income, stronger motivation to settle down in the urban areas, higher self-efficacy and less perception of pressure and the younger workers tend to choose urban residents as reference group. Compared with migrant workers with primary and secondary education, those with college or above education tend to choose urban residents as reference group.

Keywords


Migrant workers, Reference group, Selection tendency


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/ermas2019/33393

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