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Developing a Measure That Captures Elderly’s Well-Being in Local Marketplace Transactions

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The goal of this study is to report on the development of a measure designed to capture elderly satisfaction with local retail establishments. The measure is based on the notion that elderly consumers experience well-being with retail institutions in purchasing food, housing, household operations, household furnishings, clothing and accessories, personal care, medical care, recreation, transportation, and education. Two-hundred and forty-nine (N = 249) elderly consumers were surveyed to demonstrate the validity of this measure. Specifically, it was hypothesized that satisfaction with retail establishments in one’s community contributes to overall life satisfaction. The data supported the validity of the measure.

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Meadow, H.L., Sirgy, M.J. Developing a Measure That Captures Elderly’s Well-Being in Local Marketplace Transactions. Applied Research Quality Life 3, 63–80 (2008).

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