ERIC Number: EJ874880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Developing a Measure of Community Well-Being Based on Perceptions of Impact in Various Life Domains
Sirgy, M. Joseph; Widgery, Robin N.; Lee, Dong-Jin; Yu, Grace B.
Social Indicators Research, v96 n2 p295-311 Apr 2010
A new measure of community well-being is developed based on the notion that community residents perceive the quality-of-life (QOL) impact of community services and conditions in various life domains (e.g., family, social, leisure, health, financial, cultural, consumer, work, spiritual, and environmental domains). These perceptions influence residents' overall perception of community well-being, their commitment to the community, and their overall life satisfaction. Survey data were collected in the Flint area (Michigan, USA) in four waves (1978, 1990, 2001, and 2006). The data supported the nomological validity of the measure.
Descriptors: Community Services, Life Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Test Construction, Quality of Life, Measures (Individuals), Test Validity, Social Indicators, Community Attitudes, Community Characteristics, Community Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan