Survey on Attitudes to Emigration


The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) recently conducted a nation-wide survey of 2000 young Singaporeans between the ages of 19-30 years old on their attitudes to emigration. The research examined the possible social and psychological factors that shape this.



Dr Leong Chan-Hoong, Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies

Dr Leong is a psychologist by training. He received his PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His research interests include attitudes to immigration and emigration, intergroup relations and integration, identity formation and change, socio-psychological adaptation of immigrants and sojourners, and the management of cultural diversity in the workplace. Dr Leong has published scientific papers in regional and international books and journals on migration and intercultural relations. Prior to his current appointment, Dr Leong was the Head of Psychology Programme at the SIM University, and before that, he was a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. He served as the Vice-Chairman for 2010 REACH’s Policy Study Workgroup on Integration matters.




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Thursday, 31 March 2011