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100 1  Chang Chih-Yao 
245 10 Resident attitudes toward community development 
300    213 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 71-
       06, Section: A, page: 2246 
500    Adviser: John C. Allen 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--Utah State University, 2010 
520    Utilizing survey data collected in four communities in the
       State of Utah, this study examined the extent to which 
       rural resident perceptions and attitudes toward local 
       community circumstances influence their own expectations 
       and attitudes subjectively toward future community 
       development alternatives. Understanding perceptions of 
       community and community development, as well as the 
       patterns of localized community development, is crucial 
       and needs to consider residents' opinions and attitudes 
       toward unique rural economic, environmental, and social 
       conditions in order to help preserve the unique 
       characteristics of the way of life while continuing 
       economic improvement and social betterment in rural areas 
520    Three conceptual frameworks of development (economic, 
       environmental, and social) are applied in this study to 
       explore the relationship between local residents' general 
       attitudes toward the current conditions in their community
       and their attitudes toward development alternatives. I 
       examine how these three development frameworks guide rural
       scholars to understand whether the pattern of community 
       development is consistent across the region or localized 
       from community to community. Four different types of rural
       communities were selected in a Utah-wide community survey 
       in the summer of 2008. These communities are facing four 
       different change patterns: an increasing senior community,
       an energy-development community, a recreational community,
       and a constant community that has remained stable over the
       last five decades. Each type of community has its unique 
       economy, lifestyle, culture, and environment, in which 
       local residents have developed a way of life in response 
       to these changes in social and economic structures 
520    Research findings indicate that the local residents' self-
       perceptions of community economic situation are not 
       significant indictors to support the arguments of the 
       economic development framework. However, indexes of 
       environmental and social development frameworks are found 
       to have strong associations with locals' environmental and
       social development alternatives. Also, different types of 
       rural community show different demands for community 
       development strategies, implying that a single development
       framework would not be sufficient to explain the complex 
       of local residents' perceptions and attitudes toward 
       community development unless the researchers integrate 
       other perspectives into the model 
590    School code: 0241 
650  4 Sociology, Theory and Methods 
650  4 Sociology, Social Structure and Development 
690    0344 
690    0700 
710 2  Utah State University.|bSociology, Social Work and 
773 0  |tDissertation Abstracts International|g71-06A 
856 40 |u