Changing attitudes to the future in Hungary

Hideg, Éva and Nováky, Erzsébet (2010) Changing attitudes to the future in Hungary. Futures, 42 (3). pp. 230-236. DOI 10.1016/j.futures.2009.11.008

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In the mid-1990s a theoretical definition of future orientation was elaborated by Hungarian futurists Nova´ ky, Hideg and Kappe´ ter to conduct empirical research on the capacity of human foresight under given historical conditions. Future orientation is a way human thinking is manifested, where thoughts are filled with preconceptions, imagination and expectations. Our research has shown that the following component parts characterise future orientation: thinking about the future, applying regular social techniques to limit its uncertainty, actions taken in the interest of the future, and expectations concerning the future. Based on these component parts the future orientation of Hungarian society was studied empirically in 1995 and in 2006. Comparative analysis of the findings of the two surveys is presented below.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Futures Research
Projects:OTKA T48539
ID Code:1761
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
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