The article highlights the psychological features of young Ukrainian people who, as a result of the negative impact of military operations and economic deprivation, have migration intentions. It has been established that material poverty and economic deprivation stimulate non-constructive behavior, which reduces the incentive and motivational potential of a young person, leads to maladaptation, stress, frustration, and other disorganizing emotional states. Students feel the need to emigrate to other countries. They show a high level of psychological and emotional burnout, excessive psychological protection, impulsivity and uncertainty about the future. The following most important social and psychological resources of the studied students with migration intentions have been established. An important role belongs to social and family resources – the presence of relatives, friends and acquaintances who are already abroad in labor migration and will be able to help adapt to a new place with housing, job searches, establishing cooperation with employers, the local population, etc. Social and economic resources are named as important, in particular, the means and property brought with them, which are necessary for “ensuring survival” during the adaptation period. Young people also rely on active-qualifying resources as a belief in their own professional ability and readiness to take on any difficulty, but highly paid (compared to Ukrainian salaries) work. Five main acculturation strategies that young people with migration intentions plan to follow have been identified and interpreted – integration, separation, assimilation. marginalization, self-actualization.
Keywords: potential migration, young people with migration intentions, frustration, economic deprivation, resources and acculturation strategies