ERIC Number: ED210134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Community Satisfaction, Migration Intentions and Migration: The Case of Nonmetropolitan Utah Within the Context of Rural Revival.
Kan, Stephen H.; And Others
A 1975-79 study assessing community satisfaction and migration intentions in 8 nonmetropolitan Utah communities ranging in population from 1,350 to 6,300 had 3 unique characteristics: (1) the use of distance from the community to the closest Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA), per capita sales tax, and energy development status as contextual variables; (2) identification of interpersonal relations, community facilities and services, community physical appearance, local government, and environmental quality as 5 major factor analysis measures; and (3) separate analyses of communities with high and low energy impact. Analyses of 880 usable 1975 questionnaires (of a 1,126 total sample) and a 1979 follow-up survey revealed that satisfaction toward community physical appearance was affected negatively by age, education, and energy development status and positively by distance from SMSA and per capita retail sales tax. Satisfaction toward local government was significantly affected by age, distance, and energy development. For migration intention, home ownership exerted a retarding direct effect. Residents with non-Utah exposure, regardless of religion and other characteristics, were more apt to intend to move, as were residents in communities of high energy impact. Age, kinship ties, and housing type were not significant to migration intention, but were to actual migration. (NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers: Energy Development; Impact Studies; Utah
Note: Paper prepared for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (Guelph, Ontario, Canada 1981).