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Community Attachment In Rural Iowa: Multilevel Test Of A Theoretical Model With Intervening Variables , Li-Jun Zhao Jan 1996

Community Attachment In Rural Iowa: Multilevel Test Of A Theoretical Model With Intervening Variables , Li-Jun Zhao

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Previous systemic models of community attachment have not included individual participation in local community groups and attitudes toward the community as intervening variables to predict community attachment through individual sociodemographic characteristics. Social Identity Theory provides a perspective to justify their inclusion when community attachment is perceived as an outcome of individuals' social identification with their own communities;Based on social identity theory, a systemic model is proposed to test the notion that community attachment indicated by its psychological dimension is affected significantly by individual participation in local community groups and attitudes toward the community which are predicted by individual differences ...


Assessment Of The Perceptions And Attitudes Of Construction Aggregate Mine Operators And County Regulatory Officials Regarding Aggregate Mining , Joseph Patrick Mcguire Jan 1995

Assessment Of The Perceptions And Attitudes Of Construction Aggregate Mine Operators And County Regulatory Officials Regarding Aggregate Mining , Joseph Patrick Mcguire

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Aggregate is the general name given to sand, gravel, limestone or other crushed stone materials. Crushed stone, in one form or another, is used in nearly every construction project. However, for a variety of reasons, the average citizen does not realize the importance or need for construction aggregate. As a result, individuals or groups who feel they may be negatively affected by the presence of an aggregate mine, frequently organize to oppose granting the permits required to operate them;A review of the literature suggests obtaining the permits required to mine and process construction aggregate is becoming a more difficult ...


Housing Constraints And Adjustment Behaviors Of Vulnerable Households , Marilyn Jo Bruin Jan 1995

Housing Constraints And Adjustment Behaviors Of Vulnerable Households , Marilyn Jo Bruin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Three papers examine residential satisfaction, housing quality, and reported change in residential quality for households headed by single-parent women or divorced parents. Families headed by single or remarried parents are vulnerable to housing problems in that they are more likely than nuclear families to have low levels of economic resources and unmet housing needs. Three separate analyses of different data sets add to the understanding of the housing adjustment behaviors of households with non-normative family structures;The first paper reports the operationalization and testing of measures of personality characteristics to predict housing and neighborhood satisfaction. The results suggest that personality ...


Neighborhood Revitalization And Affordable Housing: A Case Study Of The River Bend Neighborhood, Des Moines, Iowa, Robert Neal Humason Jan 1993

Neighborhood Revitalization And Affordable Housing: A Case Study Of The River Bend Neighborhood, Des Moines, Iowa, Robert Neal Humason

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Influences Of Rapid Growth On Residential Satisfaction And Community Attachment: A Case Study , Yu Shi Li Jan 1993

Influences Of Rapid Growth On Residential Satisfaction And Community Attachment: A Case Study , Yu Shi Li

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In 1974, Kasarda and Janowitz tested the systemic model of community attachment and suggested that variables, such as age, socioeconomic status, length of residence, and home ownership have significant influences on community attachment. In this case study, the systemic model is retested in a rapidly growing community, Madison, Alabama;Over the past several decades, Madison has undergone a significant amount of growth in both population and economy, largely because of the industrial development in Huntsville (Madison is at the west edge of Huntsville), which is characterized as the "high-tech capital of the South". The rapid growth in the population and ...


Cost-Of-Living Differences In Urban Versus Rural Areas: An Analysis With Expenditure Data, Richard Mchugh Dec 1990

Cost-Of-Living Differences In Urban Versus Rural Areas: An Analysis With Expenditure Data, Richard Mchugh

CARD Staff Reports

This study illustrates the usefulness of consumer expenditure data for analyzing urban/rural differences in expenditure patterns. The primary findings are that when the effects of income, children, home ownership, aging, and college education are held constant, rural households spend a proportionately larger share of income on transportation, health care, and tobacco. Further breakdown within the category of health care reveals that health insurance, drugs, and medical supplies are responsible for higher expenditure by rural households. Within the transportation category, vehicles, gasoline, and oil are the sources of higher rural expenditure shares.


A Longitudinal Model Of Determinants Of Housing Status In Oaxaca, A Secondary City Of Mexico , Insoo Lee Jan 1990

A Longitudinal Model Of Determinants Of Housing Status In Oaxaca, A Secondary City Of Mexico , Insoo Lee

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate a longitudinal model of determinants of housing status and relationships among those determining variables and housing status over the family life cycle of urban households in Oaxaca, a secondary city of Mexico. A stratified systematic sample of 633 was drown from civil areas representing typical housing morphology and social lives in 1986-1987. For the analyses, the original questionnaire data were transformed into longitudinal yearly record of each household's life, beginning at the date the household was formed by marriage. In the longitudinal model of housing status, it was observed that there ...


The Implementation Of Public Policy: A Sociological Examination Of A Watershed Project Using Grounded Theory , James E. Malia Jan 1989

The Implementation Of Public Policy: A Sociological Examination Of A Watershed Project Using Grounded Theory , James E. Malia

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Local sponsors of federal projects may redefine policy initiatives and implementation strategies to be consistent with local perceptions of need and available resources. These local solutions may not be adequate to sustain the project or to address the larger societal good that is the prime policy objective. As a result, the policy fails to achieve its stated objectives and the societal good may be compromised. The study examines the implementation of a watershed project to learn how implementation strategies can be better devised to increase local compliance;The Little Sioux Watershed program in Western Iowa provides the empirical data for ...


Community Size, Housing Characteristics And Housing Satisfaction, Linda Margaret Prentice Jan 1977

Community Size, Housing Characteristics And Housing Satisfaction, Linda Margaret Prentice

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Role Perceptions Of City Planners And Their Relevant Others, Bruce Hamilton Green Jan 1970

Role Perceptions Of City Planners And Their Relevant Others, Bruce Hamilton Green

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Some Obstacles To Recommended Land Use Practices In Western Iowa And Means For Overcoming Them , John C. Frey Jan 1951

Some Obstacles To Recommended Land Use Practices In Western Iowa And Means For Overcoming Them , John C. Frey

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Modernizing A Midwestern Farmhouse, C. H. Van Vlack, Ruby Simpson Jan 1946

Modernizing A Midwestern Farmhouse, C. H. Van Vlack, Ruby Simpson

Bulletin P

When the farm family considers remodeling its house, usually it wishes to bring about one or more outstanding changes such as providing more room, changing the stairway, adding a bathroom, providing a more convenient kitchen, making the front entrance more usable, or just making the house generally more attractive and more livable.

For most farm families the experience of planning and remodeling a house comes only once in a lifetime. Few families can hope to profit by experience.

We shall try to show in this bulletin how an Iowa farm family remodeled a farmhouse, thereby improving its appearance and convenience ...