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On the Individual and Social Determinants of Neighbourhood Satisfaction and Attachment


  • Germana Corrado
  • Luisa Corrado
  • Emiliano Santoro


Corrado G., Corrado L. and Santoro E. On the individual and social determinants of neighbourhood satisfaction and attachment, Regional Studies . This paper explores the determinants of perceived neighbourhood quality, emphasizing the nexus between two distinct but correlated dimensions along which individuals evaluate their neighbourhoods: satisfaction, traditionally viewed as a cognitive judgement based on the attainment of some standard or aspiration; and attachment, which relates to an affective evaluation. A bivariate probit model is estimated using data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS). Significant residual correlation is estimated, which suggests that satisfaction and attachment tap both cognitive and affective aspects of individual attitudes. In addition, average satisfaction and attachment at the neighbourhood level emerge as crucial determinants of individual responses.

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  • Germana Corrado & Luisa Corrado & Emiliano Santoro, 2013. "On the Individual and Social Determinants of Neighbourhood Satisfaction and Attachment," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 47(4), pages 544-562, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:47:y:2013:i:4:p:544-562
    DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2011.587797

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    1. Sanqin Mao & Jie Chen, 2021. "Residential Mobility and Post-Move Community Satisfaction: Empirical Evidence from Guangzhou, China," Land, MDPI, vol. 10(7), pages 1-14, July.
    2. Qi Zhang & Esther Hiu-Kwan Yung & Edwin Hon-Wan Chan, 2021. "Meshing Sustainability with Satisfaction: An Investigation of Residents’ Perceptions in Three Different Neighbourhoods in Chengdu, China," Land, MDPI, vol. 10(11), pages 1-32, November.
    3. Luisa Corrado & Majlinda Joxhe, 2016. "The Effect of Survey Design on Extreme Response Style: Rating Job Satisfaction," CEIS Research Paper 365, Tor Vergata University, CEIS, revised 08 Feb 2016.

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