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Social Indicators Research

, Volume 69, Issue 2, pp 167–198 | Cite as

Further Validation and Extension of the Quality-of-Life/Community-Healthcare Model and Measures

  • Don R. Rahtz
  • M. Joseph Sirgy
  • Dong-Jin Lee
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Abstract

This paper extends and further validates thequality-of-life/community-healthcare model andmeasures developed by Rahtz and Sirgy (2000).The quality of life (QOL) model is based on thetheoretical notion that community residents'satisfaction with healthcare services available withintheir community affects community quality oflife and life satisfaction. This study extends themodel and, in keeping with past research,posits that the bottom-up spillover from communityQOL to life satisfaction is greater for thoseindividuals with low personal health satisfaction,lower income, and old age. Data were collectedfrom 1094 community residents in the East-Coast area of the United States. The resultsprovide good support of the new model.Managerial implications and applications forthe new model are discussed.

Keywords

Life Satisfaction Healthcare Service Life Domain Community Resident Family Satisfaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Don R. Rahtz
    • 1
  • M. Joseph Sirgy
    • 2
  • Dong-Jin Lee
    • 3
  1. 1.School of BusinessThe College of William and MaryWilliamsburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of MarketingVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  3. 3.School of ManagementYonsei UniversitySeo Dae Mun, SeoulKorea

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