Dimitri Prandner, Wolfgang Aschauer, Robert Moosbrugger,
"The Austrians? expectations for the future. Explanations based on a structural equation model combining various predictors of social integration"
, in ÖZS - Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, Vol. 45, Seite(n) 235-255, 2020, ISSN: 1011-0070
The Austrians? expectations for the future. Explanations based on a structural equation model combining various predictors of social integration
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Building on the knowledge that Europe is currently experiencing a high level of pessimism about the future, this article seeks to explain why Austrians view their own future as well as the country?s future with either pessimism or optimism. Both ?futures? are often framed differently: A personal one that still seems to be under control and a societal one, which is perceived to be uncontrollable. Thus, social unease is higher than personal unease. Using structural equation modelling and data from the ?Sozialer Survey Österreich?, indicators of social integration were found to be influential predictors. Results furthermore indicate an underlying explanation, tied to perceptions of societal malaise vs societal wellbeing, driving the opinions on the future in specific directions.