ERIC Number: ED216077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Neighborhood Integration: Racial Differences among Social Psychological Indicators.
Widgery, Robin N.
Research in 37 neighborhoods in Flint, Michigan, investigated the association between the extent of racial integration in a neighborhood and residents' satisfaction with, awareness of, and attitudes toward various aspects of neighborhood and community life. The influence of demographic factors was also examined. The degree of neighborhood integration was determined by the proportion of blacks to whites in a neighborhood. The most important predictors of degree of neighborhood integration were found to be residents' satisfaction with the neighborhood, with race relations, with safety services, and with the economic climate; residents' income level; and degree of religious involvement. Findings indicated that whites became less satisfied as the black population in the neighborhood increased, and blacks were not satisfied in predominantly white neighborhoods. Moreover, blacks in black neighborhoods exhibited higher levels of satisfaction than blacks in other neighborhoods on such dimensions as race relations, neighbors, the economic climate, educational system, and the Flint area as a whole. (Author/MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Michigan (Flint)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association (Philadelphia, PA, April 15-16, 1982).