English title: Indicators of Social Trust in Romania – A Quantitative Analysis

Author(s): Constantine Mitrut - Daniel Serban - Simona Vasilache -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2013


The paper discusses the attitudes towards interpersonal and institutional trust in post-communist Romania. Based on data from the European Social Survey, round 5 (2010), the analysis includes indicators of the two types of trust, and employs correlation analysis and cluster analysis to distinguish between the trust-related behavior of different social groups. The findings of the research show that the state of distrust, more obvious in the institutional environment, but also present in personal relationships is still present, but its sources and effects tend to be different. These findings are important for sketching an evolution of mentalities, during transition, and as a starting point for further studies in business-related behavior and social dynamics.

Volume: 1

Issue: 47

From page no: 27

To page no: 40



Journal: Economic Computation and Economic Cybernetics Studies and Research

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