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Social Indicators Research

, Volume 96, Issue 2, pp 295–311 | Cite as

Developing a Measure of Community Well-Being Based on Perceptions of Impact in Various Life Domains

  • M. Joseph SirgyEmail author
  • Robin N. Widgery
  • Dong-Jin Lee
  • Grace B. Yu
Article

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.

Keywords

Measure of community well-being Measure of community quality of life Measure of perceived quality of community life Subjective indicators of community well-being Subjective indicators of quality of community life 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Joseph Sirgy
    • 1
    Email author
  • Robin N. Widgery
    • 2
  • Dong-Jin Lee
    • 3
  • Grace B. Yu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Marketing, Pamplin College of BusinessVirginia Polytechnic Institute & State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.Social Systems Research InstituteFlintUSA
  3. 3.Yonsei UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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