Disentangling measures of individual perceptions of community social dynamics: results of a community survey.

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Journal Article

This study examined how different measures of individual perceptions of community social dynamics relate to each other and how these measures relate to self-reported general health and depressive symptoms. Results of a principal components analysis conducted to investigate the interrelationships between these individual measures suggest that these measures measure separate phenomena. In addition, in results of multiple-regression analyses conducted to examine associations between the various measures of individual perceptions of community social dynamics and the dependent variables of self-reported general health and depressive symptoms, sense of community, perceived neighborhood control, and neighborhood participation were all associated with the outcome variables in separate regression models. In a regression model with these three variables added to control variables, only sense of community was significantly, albeit modestly, associated with depressive symptoms and self-reported general health.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Parker, EA; Lichtenstein, RL; Schulz, AJ; Israel, BA; Schork, MA; Steinman, KJ; James, SA

Published Date

  • August 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 462 - 486

PubMed ID

  • 11465157

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11465157

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6127

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1090-1981

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/109019810102800407

Language

  • eng