Human Dignity during the Period of Economic and Social Crisis in Greece

Chrysanthi Katseli, Vassilis Pantazis, Kyriaki Gounela

Abstract


This research paper examines the repercussions of the economic and social crisis on the dignity of Greek citizens. In particular, convenience non - probability sampling was applied by means of a questionnaire distributed to Viotia (Boeotia), Attica, Kefallinia, Thessaloniki, Evia (Euboea) and Evritania, from 20th November 2014 to 20th February 2015 to a sample of 124 people. With the use of SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Science) and checking the Pearson’s r Correlation Coefficient we concluded that there is a Moderately Positive Correlation between “Economic Crisis” and “Insult to Dignity”. According to Coefficient of Determination R2 (R-Square) it was revealed that 25% of the total variance of “Insult to Dignity” is due to “Economic Crisis”, while 60.5% is due to reductions that have occurred in the “Incomes” of Greek citizens as a result of the economic and social crisis of recent years. Finally, the Multiple Regression Analysis indicated the existence of a linear relationship between “Insult to Dignity” and “Economic Crisis” (Y = a + 0.433 X), where the coefficient b is Positive and Moderately Significant, and between “Insult to Dignity” and “Income” (Y = a + 0.608 X), where the coefficient b is Positive and Strongly Significant.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n4p463


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