Developing a measure of community well-being based on perceptions of impact in various life domains

M. Joseph Sirgy, Robin N. Widgery, Dong Jin Lee, Grace B. Yu

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-311
Number of pages17
JournalSocial Indicators Research
Volume96
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

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