The National Identity of the Youth of Mława and Assessment of Poland's Participation in European Integration

Roman Kisiel

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3282-1378

Julia Nadratowska

Student of the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

Andrzej Rzeszutek

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7832-8634


Abstract

The aim of the study was to verify the national identity of young people from the last years of secondary schools and to learn about their assessment of Poland’s functioning in the European Union. One hundred and fifty five persons attending the third grade of a general secondary school and the third and fourth grade of vocational secondary school located in the city of Mława were qualified for the study. The survey was conducted via a paper and online questionnaire. The results showed that all respondents associate the most strongly with the Polish identity, whereas European identity complements their national identification. Young people are also positively inclined towards the European Union. The vast majority of respondents believed that Poland would not have been able to achieve its current economic development without the support of the EU.


Keywords:

national identity, nation, youth, European Union

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2021-12-30

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Kisiel, R., Nadratowska, J., & Rzeszutek, A. (2021). The National Identity of the Youth of Mława and Assessment of Poland’s Participation in European Integration. Olsztyn Economic Journal, 16(2), 129–141. https://doi.org/10.31648/oej.7882

Roman Kisiel 
Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3282-1378
Julia Nadratowska 
Student of the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Andrzej Rzeszutek 
Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7832-8634



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