An Exploration of the Values and Behaviours Determining Sustainable Well-Being in Hungary

Antal, Bálint (2016). An Exploration of the Values and Behaviours Determining Sustainable Well-Being in Hungary. MRes thesis The Open University.



This study is an attempt to address the issue of exploring values and behaviour in terms of how they relate and contribute to well-being and sustainable lifestyles. As argued by Rokeach (1968), values work as a “centrally held, enduring belief’ (p. 161.). In everyday life this belief guides actions and judgments in specific situations and helps the navigation through decision-making situations. According to Guez and Allen (2000) behaviour is “the way an individual acts towards people, society or objects” (p. 9). In other words, behaviour can be interpreted as values manifest in decision-making and can be seen “in reference to social norms, or the way in which one treats others or handles objects” (p. 9). Values and behaviours, which are influenced by culture, family background and social environment, have an impact on lifestyles, consumer habits and decisions, and appear individually or in communities. For these reasons exploring values, traits and motivations is essential, especially in the case of young people, who form the basis of the change of generations.

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  • 61353
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  • MRes Thesis
  • Keywords
  • public health; health and environmental sciences; happiness; well-being; quality of life; social values; lifestyles; social indicators
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  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
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