Slovenia’s social sustainability achievements: An examination of local perspectives and satisfaction levels
Vinod Sasidharan 1 * , Dejan Križaj 2 , Drenicka Quiogue 1 , Justin Aquino 1
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1 San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA2 University of Primorska, Koper, SLOVENIA* Corresponding Author


Slovenia is regarded as a nation which has prioritized green innovations, social responsibility, and its commitment to sustainable development. Although Slovenia’s environmental achievements have received national visibility, local awareness of its social sustainability initiatives has been limited. This study examined perspectives and satisfaction levels among residents regarding Slovenia’s social sustainability achievements and associated sustainable development goals (4, 10, and 16). Utilizing a survey, these perceptions were assessed among respondents from three distinct regions–Ljubljana, Novo Mesto, and Koper, respectively. Frequency tests indicated that quality education, ethnic integration, and effective governance/partnerships were perceived as being important to achieving social sustainability. From a Chi-square analysis, a positive correlation was revealed between educational level and knowledge of national sustainability initiatives. A Spearman’s rho test showed that age had an influence on satisfaction with ethnic integration. The study provides insights into the social sustainability perspectives of Slovene society and offers implications for future research.


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Article Type: Research Article

EUR J SUSTAIN DEV RES, Volume 8, Issue 3, 2024, Article No: em0262

Publication date: 09 Jul 2024

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