A factor analysis of community satisfaction variables in a midwestern city
Bardo, John W.
Hughey, Joseph B.
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Bardo, J. W., Hughey, J. B. (1978). A Factor Analysis of Community Satisfaction Variables in a Midwestern City. Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, 3(5), 233-239.
Community satisfaction in a midwestern city was examined through factor analysis; an oblique solution with nine factors resulted. Unlike previous research employing the same instruments and analytic techniques, distinctions between physical and social dimensions of community were unclear. However, certain conceptually similar physical and social dimensions of community were obtained in these studies. These data suggest that some dimensions of community satisfaction may be generalizable, while other are more situationally specific. Some implications of these findings, especially for the fields of urban planning and environmental social psychology are also discussed.