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Beautiful Places: The Role of Perceived Aesthetic Beauty in Community Satisfaction

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  • Richard Florida
  • Charlotta Mellander
  • Kevin Stolarick

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Florida R., Mellander C. and Stolarick K. Beautiful places: the role of perceived aesthetic beauty in community satisfaction, Regional Studies. This research uses a large survey sample of individuals across United States locations to examine the effects of beauty and aesthetics on community satisfaction. The paper conducts these estimations by ordinary least-squares, ordered logit, and multinomial logit. The findings confirm that beauty is significantly associated with community satisfaction. Other significant factors include economic security, schools, and social interaction. Further, community-level factors are significantly more important than individual demographic characteristics in explaining community satisfaction. [image omitted] Florida R., Mellander C. et Stolarick K. De beaux endroits: le role de la beaute esthetique observee dans l'agrement communautaire, Regional Studies. Cette recherche emploie un grand echantillon d'individus a travers les Etats-Unis afin d'examiner les effets de la beaute et de l'esthetique sur l'agrement communautaire. L'article conduit ses estimations a partir des regressions aux moindres carres, d'un logit ordonne, et d'un logit multinomial. Les resultats affirment que la beaute est en etroite correlation avec l'agrement communautaire. D'autres facteurs importants comprennent la securite economique, les ecoles, et l'interaction sociale. Qui plus est, les facteurs d'ordre communautaire s'averent d'autant plus importants que ne le sont les caracteristiques demographiques pour expliquer l'agrement communautaire. Agrement communautaire Beaute Esthetique Correlation Florida R., Mellander C. und Stolarick K. Schone Orte: die Rolle der subjektiven asthetischen Schonheit fur die Zufriedenheit von Gemeinschaften, Regional Studies. In dieser Studie werden im Rahmen einer Umfrage unter zahlreichen Personen an verschiedenen Orten der USA die Auswirkungen von Schonheit und Asthetik auf die Zufriedenheit von Gemeinschaften untersucht. Die Schatzungen erfolgen mit Hilfe einer OLS-, geordneten Logit- und multinomialen Logit-Analyse. Aus den Ergebnissen geht hervor, dass zwischen Schonheit und der Zufriedenheit von Gemeinschaften ein signifikanter Zusammenhang besteht. Zu den weiteren signifikanten Faktoren gehoren wirtschaftliche Sicherheit, Schulen und soziale Wechselwirkungen. Ebenso spielen Faktoren auf Gemeinschaftsebene zur Erklarung der Zufriedenheit von Gemeinschaften eine signifikant wichtigere Rolle als individuelle demografische Merkmale. Zufriedenheit von Gemeinschaften Schonheit Asthetik Eignung Florida R., Mellander C. y Stolarick K. Lugares bonitos: el papel de la belleza estetica percibida para la satisfaccion de la comunidad, Regional Studies. En este estudio examinamos los efectos de la belleza y la estetica en el nivel de satisfaccion de la comunidad, utilizando una amplia muestra de personas en diferentes zonas de los Estados Unidos. Las estimaciones de este articulo se realizan mediante analisis por minimos cuadrados ordinarios, un modelo ordenado logit y un modelo logit multinomial. Los resultados confirman que la belleza se asocia en gran medida con la satisfaccion de la comunidad. Otros factores significativos serian la seguridad economica, la educacion y la interaccion social. Asimismo los factores con respecto a la comunidad son mucho mas importantes que las caracteristicas demograficas de las personas individuales para explicar la satisfaccion de la comunidad. Satisfaccion de la comunidad Belleza Estetica Idoneidad

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  • Richard Florida & Charlotta Mellander & Kevin Stolarick, 2011. "Beautiful Places: The Role of Perceived Aesthetic Beauty in Community Satisfaction," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(1), pages 33-48.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:45:y:2011:i:1:p:33-48 DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2010.486784
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