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Residential Well-Being

  • M. Joseph Sirgy
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Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 50)

Abstract

Many public policy makers interested in regional economic development have become increasingly interested in broadening the concept of economic development to socioeconomic development. In doing so, they use social indicators in assessing QOL of a given region, community, and neighborhoods. Along these lines, many have become increasingly interested in understanding and measuring the effects regional, community, and neighborhood development through both subjective and objective social indicators of community QOL. In that vein, QOL researchers have addressed many related issues concerning residential well-being. This chapter describes some of these issues. The discussion is organized in terms of the following questions: What is residential well-being? How is this construct conceptualized and operationalized? Does residential well-being play a significant role in the subjective aspects of QOL? If so, how? And what are some factors or intervention programs that have been proven to enhance residential well-being and subjective QOL?

Keywords

Life Satisfaction Community Resident Housing Satisfaction Community Satisfaction Residential Satisfaction 
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  • M. Joseph Sirgy
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  1. 1.Department of Marketing Pamplin College of BusinessVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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