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ERIC Number: ED121398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Community Concerns for Quality of Life: A Perspective for the Bicentennial. (A Layman's Abstract of a Research Paper.)
Hazard, Francis E.; Rosebush, Judson
In order to identify and obtain an assessment of public attitudes about "quality of life" conditions and issues in Tuscarawas County, 25 students enrolled on the Tuscarawas Campus of Kent State University were specially trained to conduct interviews with a random sample of 307 Tuscarawas County residents and 50 specially selected "thought leaders"--professionals who hold prestige positions in the community. In all, 242 members of the general ppopulation and 48 "thought leaders" were actually interviewed. Respondents were asked to indicate the degree of their satisfaction or dissatisfaction with regional services and issues in the following areas: health care and social services, security, housing, local government and its services, law and order, recreation and environment, taxes, schools, consolidation of services, and confidence in specifically named public figures. Each respondent made 175 judgments, and each judgment had seven gradations. Valuable data were obtained which can be of benefit to community leadership groups, organizations, and institutions interested in grass roots attitudes, and in developing goals for improving the quality of life in the community. Response variance was found to exist on some topics according to group, place of residence, and other demographic variables. The survey instrument and results are appended. (Author/NHM)
Kent State University, Tuscarawas Campus, University Drive, N.E., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Tuscarawas Campus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio