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The Psychology of Quality of LifeResidential Wellbeing

The Psychology of Quality of Life: Residential Wellbeing [This chapter discusses residential wellbeing in relation to happiness, subjective wellbeing, and positive mental health. The research literature points to several definitions of residential wellbeing, namely gap between actual and desired housing and neighborhood conditions, residents’ attitude toward their living space, residents’ feelings of gratification from living in a specific place, residents’ feelings of satisfaction with the community at large, residents’ satisfaction of community amenities, evaluations of the community planners, community pride, satisfaction with dwelling features, and domain satisfaction. Studies have also supported the link between residential wellbeing and happiness, subjective wellbeing, and positive mental health. Furthermore, research related to predictors of residential wellbeing is discussed. These predictors include institutional factors, social factors, environmental factors, economic factors, and geographic factors.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

The Psychology of Quality of LifeResidential Wellbeing

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series Book Series (volume 83)

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
ISBN
978-3-030-71887-9
Pages
411 –435
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-71888-6_18
Publisher site
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Abstract

[This chapter discusses residential wellbeing in relation to happiness, subjective wellbeing, and positive mental health. The research literature points to several definitions of residential wellbeing, namely gap between actual and desired housing and neighborhood conditions, residents’ attitude toward their living space, residents’ feelings of gratification from living in a specific place, residents’ feelings of satisfaction with the community at large, residents’ satisfaction of community amenities, evaluations of the community planners, community pride, satisfaction with dwelling features, and domain satisfaction. Studies have also supported the link between residential wellbeing and happiness, subjective wellbeing, and positive mental health. Furthermore, research related to predictors of residential wellbeing is discussed. These predictors include institutional factors, social factors, environmental factors, economic factors, and geographic factors.]

Published: Jun 10, 2021

Keywords: Residential wellbeing; Happiness; Subjective wellbeing; Positive mental health; Gap; Desired housing; Desired neighborhood; Living space; Satisfaction; Community; Community amenities; Community planners; Community pride; Dwelling features; Domain satisfaction

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