Further validation and extension of the quality-of-life/community-healthcare model and measures

Don R. Rahtz, M. Joseph Sirgy, Dongjin Lee

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This paper extends and further validates the quality-of-life/community-healthcare model and measures developed by Rahtz and Sirgy (2000). The quality of life (QOL) model is based on the theoretical notion that community residents' satisfaction with healthcare services available within their community affects community quality of life and life satisfaction. This study extends the model and, in keeping with past research, posits that the bottom-up spillover from community QOL to life satisfaction is greater for those individuals with low personal health satisfaction, lower income, and old age. Data were collected from 1094 community residents in the East-Coast area of the United States. The results provide good support of the new model. Managerial implications and applications for the new model are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-198
Number of pages32
JournalSocial Indicators Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov 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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