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Subjective well-being and satisfaction with places of residence in the counties at the cross-border between Hungary and Romania

postat 7 feb. 2013, 22:39 de Sergiu Baltatescu   [ actualizat la 7 feb. 2013, 22:40 ]

Sergiu Bălţătescu

In: M. Brie, I. Horga & S. Şipoş (Eds.), Ethnicity, Confession and Intercultural Dialogue at the European Union’s East Border Oradea: Debreceni Egyetem Press/Editura Universității din Oradea. pp. 395-402, 2-5 Iunie 2011.

Abstract: Using data from a survey with 1824 subjects from four counties at the Romanian-Hungarian border, this paper focuses on levels of personal subjective well-being and the relationship that this has with satisfaction with neighbourhood, locality, region, country and EU. We found that Hungarians in Hungary are the most satisfied with their lives, and also with their places of residence. Romanian majority and Hungarian minority in Romania display similar levels of personal well-being, and are equally satisfied with their neighbourhoods and localities. However, the Hungarian minority is less satisfied with Romania, but also with EU. Satisfaction with neighbourhood, locality and region predicts the best personal well-being of the citizens from both countries.
Keywords: happiness, satisfaction with residence, national satisfaction, cross-border region

Sergiu Baltatescu,
7 feb. 2013, 22:39