In the globalisation process, the social organisation of sedentary cultures represents the universal model. Few nomadic communities resist this trend, facing difficulties in survival and intercultural relations. To analyse the daily life and future expectations of these populations from the individual perspective, 60 Rom people living in Italy were administered Flow Questionnaire and Life Theme Questionnaire. These instruments investigate the quality of experience in daily life, particularly focusing on optimal experiences, characterised by engagement, intrinsic motivation, and skill development. The joint family emerged as the main source of optimal experiences in daily life of Rom participants. The constraints of semisedentary lifestyle, and the integration problems due to cultural differences were also highligbted. Results suggested that the experience associated with daily contexts should be taken into account in projects with minority communities, to design programmes promoting the perception of opportunities for optimal experiences and development in a foreign environment.

Coping with boundaries: the quality of daily experience of Rom nomads in Europe / A. Delle Fave, M. Bassi, F. Massimini. - In: PSYCHOLOGY AND DEVELOPING SOCIETIES. - ISSN 0971-3336. - 15:1(2003), pp. 87-102. [10.1177/097133360301500106]

Coping with boundaries: the quality of daily experience of Rom nomads in Europe

A. Delle Fave
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M. Bassi
Secondo
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F. Massimini
Ultimo
2003

Abstract

In the globalisation process, the social organisation of sedentary cultures represents the universal model. Few nomadic communities resist this trend, facing difficulties in survival and intercultural relations. To analyse the daily life and future expectations of these populations from the individual perspective, 60 Rom people living in Italy were administered Flow Questionnaire and Life Theme Questionnaire. These instruments investigate the quality of experience in daily life, particularly focusing on optimal experiences, characterised by engagement, intrinsic motivation, and skill development. The joint family emerged as the main source of optimal experiences in daily life of Rom participants. The constraints of semisedentary lifestyle, and the integration problems due to cultural differences were also highligbted. Results suggested that the experience associated with daily contexts should be taken into account in projects with minority communities, to design programmes promoting the perception of opportunities for optimal experiences and development in a foreign environment.
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