This study tests a path model in which residential satisfaction, operationalized in terms of multidimensional perceived residential environment quality (PREQ), predicts neighbourhood attachment considered as the ¢nal criterion. Socio demographic (age, sex, socio-economic level) and residential (length of residence both in the neighbourhood and in Rome, number of persons living together) variables are also included in the theoretical model as predictors of both PREQ and neighbourhood attachment. Using a multidimensional questionnaire for the measurement of PREQ and a unidimensional scale for the measurement of neighbourhood attachment, the study focuses on a sample of 497 inhabitants from 20 di¡erent neighbourhoods in the city of Rome. The multidimensional PREQ questionnaire comprises 20 di¡erent scales covering four main areas: architectural and town-planning features (six scales); social relations features (three scales); punctual and in-network ser- vices (six scales); context features (¢ve scales). First, the path model is tested separately in each area using structural equation analysis. Then, the best predictors emerging from each area, together with all socio-demo- graphic and residential variables, are included in a ¢nal model. This model shows both the relevance of pre- dictors from all four areas in predicting attachment, and also a hierarchy between the areas in the power of the prediction (context area giving the most powerful predictors, services giving the weakest ones, architec- tural and town-planning, and social relations having intermediate importance). Length of residence in the neighbourhood and socio-economic level are the most relevant of the residential and socio-demographic vari- ables. Results are discussed with reference to the multicomponential nature of the process of neighbourhood attachment.
|Autori interni:||AIELLO, ANTONIO|
|Autori:||BONAIUTO M.; AIELLO A; PERUGINI M.; BONNES M.; ERCOLANI A.P.|
|Titolo:||Multidimensional perception of residential environmental quality and neighboroohd attachment in the urban environment|
|Anno del prodotto:||1999|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1006/jevp.1999.0138|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|