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Criza de optimism. Optimismul romanilor, in contextul crizei economice - Crisis of optimism. Romanians optimism in economic crisis conditions (Romanian version)


  • Alina-Andreia AILINCAI

    () (Sociologist, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Supervision and Social Planning Master Program)


This is a diagnostic research paper and aims to identify the extent to which Romanians perceive themselves to be optimistic or pessimistic, rich or poor, in the current socio-economic conditions. People register a significant decrease in optimism associated with generalized negative expectations in times of economic crisis. As the economic recession effect becomes more evident, we are sucked into a vicious circle of worries, fears, negative expectations, anxiety and frustration. It is easier to feel positive when everything around us goes well, but in difficult times, when the economic condition and government measures to overcome economic crisis are tough, it is easier to get into a state of negative thinking and self-pity.

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  • Alina-Andreia AILINCAI, 2010. "Criza de optimism. Optimismul romanilor, in contextul crizei economice - Crisis of optimism. Romanians optimism in economic crisis conditions (Romanian version)," Social Research Reports, Published by Expert Projects and indexed by Lumen Department of Economics on Behalf on Social Research Reports, vol. 13, pages 3-86, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:lum:rev6rl:v:13:y:2010:i::p:3-86

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    Optimism; happiness; economic crisis; recession; subjective well-being; reflexivity; stress; social conflicts; social planning;

    JEL classification:

    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • N34 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Europe: 1913-
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions


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