ERIC Number: EJ862519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
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Quality of Community Life among Rural Residents: An Integrated Model
Auh, Seongyeon; Cook, Christine C.
Social Indicators Research, v94 n3 p377-389 Dec 2009
The purpose of this research was to explore the relationships among housing satisfaction, community attachment and community satisfaction and the complex mechanisms involved in predicting community satisfaction among residents in rural communities. The role of housing satisfaction and community attachment in predicting community satisfaction was of particular interest. A structural equation model of community satisfaction was tested with mail survey data drawn from a randomly selected rural sample of 974 households. The results of this study confirmed the influences and mediating role of community attachment and housing satisfaction in predicting community satisfaction. "Spillover" effects from "lower levels of life concerns" (e.g., satisfaction with local services, assessment of current housing conditions) in perceived community satisfaction were found that support previous research (Sirgy and Cornwell in "Social Indicators Research" 59:79-114, 2002).
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Mail Surveys, Housing, Social Indicators, Rural Areas, Satisfaction, Rural Population, Predictor Variables, Correlation, Quality of Life, Structural Equation Models
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