Social psychological dimensions of community satisfaction and quality of life: Some obtained relations
Bardo, John W.
Hughey, Joseph B.
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Bardo, J. W. & Hughey, J. B. (1987). "Social psychological dimensions of community satisfaction and quality of life: Some obtained relations." Psychological Reports, 61(1), 239-246
This study examined relations between dimensions of community satisfaction and perceived quality of life among residents of a southeastern United States (US) community. A random sample of 250 persons was interviewed using the Community Satisfaction Scale and a measure of over-all life quality. Two factors representing domains of community satisfaction. relevant to participants were positively and significantly related to perceptions of quality of life. Perceptions of care for community by others/institutions and belongingness/quality of community life were the best predictors. Results suggest the importance of social relations in community satisfaction and quality of life relationships. Implications for generalization of community satisfaction constructs across settings and to studies of planning and community change are discussed.
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