Model Of Happiness In The Former USSR Countries
In this work will be presented comparative data from sociological surveys conducted in framework of the project HITT-CIS - Health in Times of Transition, it is an international research project supported by the Seventh Framework Program of the European Union (FP7-Health). Field works were conducted in 2010, across nine former Soviet Union countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. The objectives of this research were to study the conditions of lifestyle, health, social well-being, political views and their relationship. A total 18,000 respondents were surveyed by standardized personal interview. Sample represents the population at the age of 18 years and older, also represents distribution by region and type of settlement.
Results of the regression analysis will be presented, where the dependent variable is subjective feeling of happiness, measured on a ten-point scale, as well as influencing variables - number of variables, including not only the socio-demographic characteristics, but also the level of satisfaction with various aspects of social and political development of countries.