Wellbeing in Slovakia

  • Jozef DžukaEmail author
Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)


The specific situation of the Slovak Republic (SR), which was found five years after the fall of the Iron Curtain in Europe 20 years’ ago, determines the content of the present chapter. The first section describes the approach to the understanding of wellbeing in the Slovak research, including an attempt to contribute to the definition and measurement of wellbeing. The second part presents the results of the comparative research regarding wellbeing of Slovak youth in the first decade of the new Slovak Republic and the youth from three European countries – Switzerland, Austria and Germany. The third part compares wellbeing of selected groups with wellbeing values within the survey conducted since 2003 by European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) on representative samples of people from 28 EU countries, including Slovakia.


Wellbeing in Slovak research Processual model of wellbeing Scale of emotional habitual wellbeing (SEHW) Wellbeing of Slovak Youth in comparison Slovakia as a part of the global comparison of wellbeing 



This publication is supported by “Agentúra na podporu výskumu a vývoja” contract no. APVV-0374-10


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ArtsInstitute of PsychologyPrešovSlovakia

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