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Changes in the Attitudes of Y Generation Members towards Participation in the Activities Municipalities in the Years 2008-2017

Bednarska-Olejniczak, Dorota and Olejniczak, Jarosław (2018): Changes in the Attitudes of Y Generation Members towards Participation in the Activities Municipalities in the Years 2008-2017. Published in: Hradec Economic Days , Vol. 8, No. 1 (January 2018): pp. 62-72.

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Abstract

The presented research results cover a comparative analysis of cyclical surveys about attitude to social participation conducted among students (members of Y generation) of Wroclaw's economic universities in 2008, 2013 and 2017. The basic purpose of the study is to compare the attitudes to social participation of students at similar stages of life (students) and at similar age over the years 2008-2017. The second aim is to answer the question whether these attitudes have changed with the introduction of active participation of citizens through the use of the participatory budget. The survey included 40 problematic questions. In the majority of them a five-step Likert scale was applied. The results of the survey show that the dating analysed period surveyed groups of questioned young Poles had very low interest in gmina financial activity but it was slightly rising. The feeling of real influence on local issues among the respondents is slowly rising what may result, among other things, from the fact that the processes of participatory budget in municipalities became widespread. Additionally, the percentage of people who do not feel the need to increase their impact on municipal affairs continues to raise what can be caused by existing more satisfactory possibilities for citizens to participate in the activities of municipalities.

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