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Rural dimensions of place-community experience and well-being

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dc.contributor.advisor Townshend, Ivan
dc.contributor.author Hungerford, Lisa R.
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-26T22:11:08Z
dc.date.available 2007-11-26T22:11:08Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/524
dc.description x, 164 leaves ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract Building upon the ideas of decoupling and convergence, this thesis explores the structure of place-based community experience and levels of well-being for rural residents in southern Alberta. The research objectives are to: 1) measure and identify the experiential character of rural communities within the Behavioral, Cognitive and Affective Domains of community social life, and to understand the structure and complexity of this experience; 2) assess the aggregate differences in the intensity of these experiential structures by degree of rurality as represented by Metropolitan Influenced Zones (MIZs); and 3) model the extent to which these dimensions may account for differences in well-being. Sixteen unique dimensions of variation in rural community experience are identified – partially supporting convergence – and almost no differences are found in the intensity of these dimensions by degree of rurality (MIZs). The findings show a subset of experiential dimensions to be significant predictors of well-being in rural people. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2007 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Sociology, Rural -- Alberta, Southern en
dc.subject Rural geography -- Alberta, Southern en
dc.subject Well-being -- Alberta, Southern en
dc.subject Rural conditions -- Alberta, Southern en
dc.title Rural dimensions of place-community experience and well-being en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography en

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