Decision Making Autonomy in Europe Integration Processes - Students Opinion Comparative Study
5th International conference «Economic Integration, competition and cooperation», Opatija, Croatia, 2005
14 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2013 Last revised: 4 May 2013
Date Written: 2005
The paper aims to establish the attitudes of student population on the desirable level of autonomy of the Republic of Croatia when deciding on the analyzed economic and social issues. Choosing the students as the target group of the survey was based on the assumption that today's younger age groups (i.e. current students at the Faculty of Economics) will be active participants in future integration processes.
An opinion survey of student population regarding European integration processes was conducted at the Faculty of Economics in Osijek in 2004 (second round of research) and compared with the data collected in 2001 at the Faculty of Economics in Osijek (first round of research).
The questionnaire used to compile the students' opinions is a modified version of the standard Eurobarometer 54, which is used to survey the attitudes of EU citizens.
The collected data were analyzed by the methods of multivariate statistical analysis. Apart from the results of the statistical analysis the paper also contains the modified questionnaire, which could be used to follow the investigated problem longitudinally and thus influence the necessary future activities with the aim of successful association of the Republic of Croatia with the European Union.
Keywords: survey, decision making autonomy, European Union, comparative statistical analysis, questionnaire
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