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Title: Neighborhood Predictors of Life Domain Satisfaction and Subjective Wellbeing in Rural and Urban Groups: Implications for Health Policy and Practice
Contributor(s): Kennedy, Wendy (author); Thorsteinsson, Einar B  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
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Abstract: This research investigates the extent to which satisfaction with thirteen aspects of neighborhood predicts the life domain satisfaction and subjective wellbeing (SWB) of rural (n = 408) and urban (n = 1,690) groups as measured by the seven life domains of the Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI) using Australian data. Open space and sharing and borrowing between neighbors were found to predict life domain satisfaction for rural respondents but not urban respondents. On the other hand, leisure facilities predict domain satisfaction for urban but not rural respondents, while trust between neighbors predicts a greater number of domains for urban respondents. Greater awareness of neighborhood predictors unique to rural or urban groups could help target public health policy aimed at maintaining SWB is these populations.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, 7(2), p. 83-97
Publisher: Common Ground Publishing
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 2156-9053
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 440706 Health policy
320224 Rural clinical health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920401 Behaviour and Health
920410 Mental Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200401 Behaviour and health
200409 Mental health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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