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ERIC Number: ED181137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Urban Environmental Factors and Personal Well-Being; Findings of Exploratory and Methodological Research.
Griffin, Robert M., Jr.; And Others
In the conceptual scheme for this research study, urban environments were viewed as related to personal well-being by control-seeking and support-seeking behaviors and the psychological consequences of obtaining these goals. Measures of predispositions to these behaviors were found to be related to observed behavior variables. Predispositions to dominant behaviors were defined as expected direct, forceful and authoritative behaviors by self, and these measures were related to expected degree of personal control over relations with environments. Subordinate dispositions were defined as preferences to follow the personal directions and examples of others, and these were associated with variable expectations with regard to the degree of this personal support. In-depth interviews were conducted to identify dimensions of work and home environment that may facilitate control and support. The attributes of the systems which facilitate personal control appear to differ, and often to conflict, with those which facilitate personal support. Attributes of both work and home environments were identified to permit analysis of the relative contribution of different environments to personal well-being. (Author/RLV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Human Development.
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