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ERIC Number: EJ893095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Changing Communities, Community Satisfaction, and Quality of Life: A View of Multiple Perceived Indicators
Matarrita-Cascante, David
Social Indicators Research, v98 n1 p105-127 Aug 2010
The relationship between a community's services and conditions, satisfaction, and overall quality of life were examined in this study. As these relationships respond to specific contextual and cultural settings, qualitative methods were used to account for their complexity and depth. Key informant interviews were conducted in two rural communities experiencing changes in their living conditions as they shifted to a tourism-driven economy. The study allowed a better understanding of how residents contextualized the abovementioned relationships. Findings suggest the need to account for pre-existing social arrangements, and current community interactional and organizational conditions to better understand resident's perceived living conditions, community satisfaction and quality of life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica